Covid-19: ODHA applauds schools’ compliance on closure
By Josephine Oguntoyinbo.
Ondo State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance of public and private schools with the directive of the state government on the closure of schools to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker of the House, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun stated this while leading Principal Officers and other legislators to monitor some public and private schools in Akure, the state capital on their level of compliance.
Oleyelogun informed that part of their duties is oversight function, noting that committees on security, information, education, health and principal officers of the Assembly moved round the schools to confirm their compliance with the government directive last week Thursday that all schools from primary to tertiary institutions should be closed as precautionary measure to prevent the coronavirus infection in the state.
The Speaker who commended the management of the schools visited for their cooperation, added that the House will continue to discharge its statutory responsibility to move the state forward.
“We appreciated the cooperation of our people as they complied to the latter, in all the schools visited, it was only one private school that we met some members of staff and we gave them five minutes to vacate the school. We would continue to monitor the process.
“We are happy that most of them provided wash hand basins and sanitisers at their entrances, health is wealth, we must all explore all means to curtail the trend ,” he averred.
While saying that the state Commissioner for Health has been informed on the need to provide wash hand basins in various markets, he advised people to maintain proper hygiene, avoid handshake, prevent gathering involving more than twenty people and follow all prescribed precautionary measures.
Some of the schools visited included, African Church Comprehensive High School, Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School, Model Secondary School, Telnet International School, Idris Premier College, Mary Queen of Angel Catholic Girls Secondary School among others, all in Akure.