Ogun State Government threatens to sanction the management of private or public school that fail to abide by COVID -19 directives.
Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Student Matters, revealed in a statement on Sunday, that it was important for all the schools preparing for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) to abide by the government guidelines so as to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.
Adeyemi stated that government representatives would start visiting some of the schools unannounced, saying that any school caught violating directives would be sanctioned.
” I shall be moving along with my team to inspect at random, without any prior notice, the level of compliance by both private and government owned schools.
“Management of schools found with students not complying shall be adequately and decisively sanctioned.
“The level of compliance to this first stage of school opening will be the primary basis for government to know whether or not our schools are ready for reopening,” he said.
The special assistant noted that the state government would continue to do all expected to fight and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a government, we have come to the reality that COVID -19 has come to stay as a global pandemic, it is imperative on us to allow the day to day activities resume in a well structured algorithm.
“This will also serve as templates of easing the lockdown and closures in stages,” he said.
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