By Adekola Afolabi
Following the partial reopening of schools, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Ondo State have applauded the state government for its commitment to the development of education.
The President of the association in the state, Chief Ijidakinro Olufemi, while speaking with The Hope on the telephone yesterday said although schools reopening was long overdue, government should be commended for efforts so far taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the entire world.
Olufemi who noted that COVID-19 is real, also promised that the association would continue to partner with government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety of the school children across the state.
He added that the association has put necessary measures in place to prevent coronavirus pandemic as the school partially reopened in the state.
According to him, in line with government directive and protocols for the COVID-19 prevention, all private school owners across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state had fumigated their schools ahead of the partial reopening.
He further stated that they have equally provided various points in the schools where students and other stakeholders would wash their hands with soap and water, as well as hand sanitisers for the use of everybody.
The NAPPS President commended members for their compliance with the laid down preventive measures, saying that with all hands on deck the battle against COVID-19 would be completely won.
He called on government both at the federal and state level to ensure full activities return to schools across the country in no distance time, just as he called for concerted efforts to put an end to the ravaging pandemic.
Olufemi also called on government to release more funds to combat the COVId-19 pandemic
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