Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak of Kwara State

Kwara warns principals, private school owners over COVID-19 guidelines

*Level of compliance is low, compared to last time we reopened schools partially. Both students, teachers are indifferent to NCDC safety guidelines, says Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

In respect of the personal safety of both instructors and learners in academic institutions, the Kwara State Government of Nigeria has warned the Principals of public schools and private school owners of a risk of severe sanctions if they fail to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety guidelines which the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) approved.

Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed, Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, was reported to have issued the warning when she was monitoring the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), in Ilorin, the state capital.

Hajia Ahmed, who apparently was infuriated by the low level of compliance with Coronavirus guidelines, said: “Let me remind you that COVID-19 is real, and is still in our midst.

“Any school that does not comply with the safety guidelines of COVID-19 will be sanctioned or closed down immediately.

“The level of compliance is low compared to the last time we re-opened schools partially. Both students and teachers are indifferent to safety guidelines of NCDC.”

She warned the affected principals and private school owners to abide by the rules or face severe sanctions henceforth.

The Commissioner also mandated parents and guardians to report any school that demands third term school fees to the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development for necessary action.

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