] JUST IN: FG, UNICEF Develop Safe Schools’ Re-opening Template

JUST IN: FG, UNICEF Develop Safe Schools’ Re-opening Template


THE Federal Ministry of Education in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Committee on Safe School Re-opening, on Monday, began a process for the development of school reopening readiness template.

An Education Specialist with UNICEF Mrs. Azuka Menkiti stated this in Kaduna at the opening of a three-day technical Meeting of the Committee on Safe School Re-opening.

She said this is to guide the re-opening of schools across the country.

LAUTECH REPORTER  reports that the meeting was organised by the Federal Ministry of Education, with support from UNICEF, to put measures in place for safe re-opening of schools.

Menkiti explained that the template would look at four components, namely safety operations; quality of learning; child protection and wellbeing; and inclusiveness.

Also speaking, Hajiya Binta Abdulkadir, Director, Basic and Secondary Education Department, Federal Ministry of Education, said the step was necessary, stressing that children cannot continue to stay at home.

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