THE Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi said the government has commenced the processes of reopening primary and secondary schools, between August and September.
During a virtual of the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, Umahi ordered the cleaning and fumigation of all schools in addition to the random testing of teachers for COVID-19 ahead of the resumption.
He disclosed that the government plans to develop e-syllables to encourage e-learning, and urged the Commissioner for Education and other relevant authorities to take note.
As part of the process, Umahi said, directed that “the Coordinators, Chairmen of all the 13 local government areas, traditional rulers, town union presidents, should use people to clear all the secondary schools, primary schools.
“Starting with the teachers, this is the opportunity to develop e- learning that we have been talking about.
“We will also deploy health workers to mount awareness within the communities where the school is situated.
“When schools start, we will have trained personnel to teach the children on COVID-19 protocols, at least for the first one week. This COVID-19 is real and we need to be very careful. It is not just to start school and all that, even if Nigerians should miss one academic year and stay alive, it is worth it. The essence of everything we are doing is life, and we wouldn’t want our children to start school without proper awareness.
Meanwhile, Umahi said that “we are very much committed to seeing that the 13 general hospitals are upgraded and at least, it will be injected into COVID-19 fight and the other ones will be used for non-COVID-19 treatment of our people.”