The Kwara State Government, on Friday, directed tertiary institutions in the State to put in place appropriate Covid-19 safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus on the campuses as academic activities kick-off on January 11, 2021.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin said “The coordinating ministry is to work with the State’s Covid-19 technical committee and other stakeholders to ensure that the schools do not take safety rules for granted.
“Similarly, elementary schools in the State are to resume on January 18, 2021, subject to new developments on the pandemic.”
According to Ajakaye, who doubles as the spokesman of the State Covid-19 technical committee, “specifically, the use of face masks is mandatory on the campuses and in lecture rooms.
“Authorities are not to allow anyone, students or otherwise into college facilities without the use of the face masks.”
The statement explained that “while Covid-19 appears to have come to stay and our communities have to cope with the new normal, the State government urges everyone to take responsibilities for their safety by adhering to safety protocols already outlined to flatten the curve of transmission.”