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‘Comply with COVID-19 guidelines or be shut’

Fisayo Akinduro,  Osogbo

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Schools in Osun state have been enjoined to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 guidelines in order to avoid being shut down.
Special Assistant to the State Governor on Education, Jamiu Olawumi who disclosed this in Osogbo said any school that does not comply with the laid down rules to curb the spread of coronavirus will be shut down.
When asked if assistance was rendered to private schools as done for public schools to ensure safety, Olawumi said, “the government is not expected to assist private schools in providing the safety equipments.
Meanwhile, some private schools proprietors lamented lack of funds before and at the inception of resumption.
Proprietor, Kenite High School, Mr Issac Babalola urged government to fulfil its promise of providing palliatives to private schools as this will go a long way to revive some losses and put smiles on the faces of teachers.
At Future Leaders Nursery and Primary School, the proprietor, Mr Fatai Aworinde lamented the non-cooperation of some parents when asked to pay N1000 per child for the purchase of face shield.
According to him, churches and mosques were assisted during the lockdown, schools should not be an exemption.
Reacting, the State Chairman, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Alhaja Muinat Adepoju stated that the association has not received any support from the state government.

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