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How FG Can Reopen Schools within Four Weeks – Founder, Afe Babalola University

The Founder of Afebabalola University has provided guidelines and recommendations that the Federal Government can follow to make it possible for schools to re-open in the next 4 weeks.

He noted that as the situations stand at the moment, only the Almighty God Himself can determine when this whole health issue will come to an end. So the government should not wait until all towns and villages in Nigeria are free from the current health challenge before reopening schools and universities.

He said schools that meet the following conditions below should be allowed to resume academic activities within four weeks:

For Private Schools

  • The school must establish that it has residential accommodation for all students including most, if not all the staff.
  • Parents shall give written undertakings supported with medical certificates that the student is fit/healthy to resume academic work.
  • The institution which must be fenced must have the main gate manned by security men, nurses and other medical personnel.
  • There shall be about 3 running water tanks at the gate where students will wash their hands with soap. There shall be portable sanitizers similar to those manufactured by ABUAD with NAFDAC registration number 037328. Each student must be armed with the portable sanitizer.
  • He added that there shall be infrared thermometers at the gate where students, staff and anybody coming into the University shall be tested by a nurse or medical personnel.
  • The University must have in place the following testing machines; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR Machine) and Serological Test Machine.
  • He stressed that each school must have in place a building specially designed to accommodate any student who is suspected to have any type of infectious diseases ranging from cough, chickenpox, measles, diarrhea etc other than the virus causing the pandemic.
  • Each University must have two functional fumigation machines: one for external fumigation and the other for internal fumigation.
  • All hostels, classrooms, cafeteria, conference halls, and sports facilities shall be fumigated before resumption.
  • The schools, he added, must have testing kits as the students must undergo test fortnightly:
  • There must be provision for face masks which shall be used by students and staff in classrooms, conference halls and everywhere on the campus”, the Founder stressed.
  • During sessions, visitors shall not be allowed into the institutions, and if allowed, they shall go through the screening at the gates and seated in a special room outside the hostel noting that such visitors shall be very few.
  • Aare Babalola further proffered that final year students forced to go home while preparing for their final examination should resume first, take their examination and vacate the university within two to three weeks.
  • Thereafter, the next level of students that will resume shall be new students who will undergo the same set of tests like those of final year students.
  • The resumption of other levels of students shall be staggered

He added that ensure compliance with these prescriptions, the Ministry of Education in States where the private institution is situated shall, on behalf of the Federal government, visit the private institutions and give a certificate of compliance with the above suggestions before such private institutions can resume academic activities.

For Public Schools

The prescriptions for private universities shall also apply to public universities with some variations.

  • For those students who are residents in the public university, the same prescription stated above shall apply.
  • For the students who live outside the campus, the parents shall give written undertaking that their children will go to school either in their private cars or buses arranged by parents and/or students.
  • Both the buses and the cars which bring students to the institution shall be screened at the gate.
  • Public institutions shall provide the same items that private universities are bound to have in place including fencing of the school, provision for main gate, running water tanks, soap, sanitizers, infrared thermometer, testing kits, a building for infectious disease and fumigation machines.
  • The resumption of other students shall be staggered.
  • To ensure compliance with these prescriptions, the Ministry of Education in the states where the public institution is situated shall on behalf of the Federal Government visit the public institutions and give a certificate of compliance by the public institutions before the public institution can resume academic activities.

What do you think about his guidelines and suggestions?

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39 comments

  1. A Good idea welcome at large but the conditions are too many to follow they should pick the most important ones from them all

  2. Good idea wat of secondary school

  3. This gives me a great pleasure. I wish all the institutions should just apply to the above awesome idea so that we can resume school again. may God help us

  4. This awesome, it’s so Interested and most welcome idea.

  5. Its a gud idea but would the fg key into? Even though they welcome the suggestion, it won’t last. I trust my country!

  6. Good idea but am confused, what about secondary School? you guys are not even talking about it here?

  7. Good idea
    I believe that if government should buy the idea it will go a long way in helping we the students in terms of academic

  8. This is a very good suggestion i like d idea

  9. I like this God please help us

  10. The is a welcome idea for FG to key into other wise, our future educational system would be in the state of dilemma.

  11. I think these is a really good idea…

  12. I think these is a really good idea…everyone should have their own nose mask…I hope FG review these suggestions…we are tired of staying home

  13. I think these us a really good idea…schools don’t necessarily have to provide nose mask specially in universities because there is no how everyone will b given…I hope FG look into reviews as I am tired of staying at home doing nothing

  14. Good idea I pray d government look on to it ooo

  15. I really like what he said, it really made sense .
    But most of this institutions depend largely on the society, so it also has a high chance of reaching people in the school despite all.
    I actually love the fact that people are also looking into this Matter on school resumption .

  16. They better look into this oh,cus me self am tired of staying in doors.

    • The only thing I know, is just prayers for now till when God will help o, because they are planning for another lockdown .

  17. The suggestion is a good one cuz students at home are becoming dullard… Reading alone is nt really possible but to this suggestion where will the parents get the money they didn’t work at home even most of them their work are in school biko FG should open school oo so people can eat and learn… The suggestion is good thou but can it last?

  18. A good idea, please this should be looked into… .

  19. A good idea
    Please the ministers of education should look into this..

  20. Paul Aduramigba

    First, I will love to say that it has been possible…So, this creative drafted system shall do well…Shalom!!!

  21. Its a good idea but very expensive,we have stay at home for 2 good month how do we raise the money for all strategies u talking about.

  22. A very good and a welcome idea, and I think we should give it a trial. But the Government should follow the rules and regulations to the latter.

  23. This suggestion can’t work in our dearest country NIGERIA

  24. Nice but expensive idea. Even if the FG approve it, it won’t last.

  25. is ok but expensive Biko think of something better not these is not being easy all the way.

  26. Akinbile Bariyu Akanni

    The suggestions are absolutely okay , infact if this kind of suggestions had been suggested before I think it would have helped in reduction of this pandemic cases ,so if federal government can approve this ,I will help be alot because they are superb suggestions.

    • Akinbile Bariyu Akanni

      The suggestions are absolutely okay , infact if this kind of suggestions had been suggested before I think it would have helped in reduction of this pandemic cases ,so if federal government can approve this ,It will help be alot because they are superb suggestions.

  27. Christian Chinedu

    You tell us sit at home and now out of the blues you come up with money consuming strategies????
    Sickening…..

  28. Christian Chinedu

    The suggestions are not practicable in our Country…..
    He should stop dreaming high….
    Our leaders don’t seem to understand us yet

    • The truth is it’s not practicable in any country
      What the school should look forward to: is how to facilitate online classes and finish for this semester at least.
      Font let’s play ourselves victim of this whole issue

  29. For people who have been kept sitting at home for almost two months, where are they going to get money for the things required?
    Knowing fully well how high they might have been spending on food, home keeping for the past few months.

  30. Samuel Boniface

    gooddy all, the idea is good because nothing much than that, because the way we the student of higher institution stay at home our mind is speak something else, and our brain is wrking low cuz we read tired. And the way we stay without money in our pocket it can brings about thief.

  31. Adeniyi Abdulnafiu

    This is very good suggestion. But i have question which is mainly concerned about SSCE for Senior School both public and private school. Pls i beg the FG to allow all the school to reopen. Pls do, the time is going on.

  32. His suggestion is very good however compliance must be strictly adhered to

  33. It is a brilliant idea, but my question is that for those who does not have private car neither have ability to hire a car. What would Dey do?

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