Coronavirus protective equipment in Ebonyi schools – The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ebonyi chapter, has charged government in the least levels to provide more personal protective equipment (PPE) in schools.
The state Chairman of the Union, Mr Francis Elechi, gave the charge in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki on Wednesday.
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Elechi said that the faculties needed more PPE for the scholars to effectively protect themselves against the pandemic. According to him, protection and prevention of any disease are pertinent to its containment. He expressed delight with the policy of “no facemask, no class” by some schools and canvassed that it’s adopted by every school within the state.
The state NUT boss said: “We must find how of protecting ourselves instead of shifting school resumption or outright closure.
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“The virus has come to measure with us. I think, the simplest now’s the continuous emphasis on safety and precautionary measures.
“Let us provide enough PPE in schools and, perhaps, propose severe punishment for defaulters of COVID-19 protocols.
“There is got to make stringent law to guide all citizens on protection and prevention due to us the teachers. “Our emphasis is now on precautionary measures and not cure or treatment.
“Malaria has come and gone and other diseases due to the extent of campaign on preventive measures.”
Elechi said that the majority schools were complying with the COVID-19 protocols issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
He expressed satisfaction with the turnout of scholars and teachers for classes, saying the teachers had demonstrated their readiness to figure.
“I urge the teachers and students to still obey all the COVID-19 protocols and ensure they’re safe and guarded,” he said.
Newsmen report that schools in Ebonyi resumed on Monday to finish the 2020/2021 school calendar as directed by the federal.