Connect with us

News

Cross River Govt To Reopen Schools On June 16, Says Students Will Wear Face Masks And Face Shields

Published

on

Cross River State Government has announced that public schools will reopen on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, as Governor Ben Ayade plans a special protective measures for children and others.

Cross River Govt To Reopen Schools On June 16, Says Students Will Wear Face Masks And Face Shields 3

A statement issued on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Education, Godwin Amanke, in a statement, said the governor has ordered the production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) which will be given to pupils free off charge.

“Students will wear face masks and face shields to school. Once at the school gate, the children will wash their hands and legs. Hand sanitisers will also be used. When the children enter their classrooms, they will remove their face masks and use only their face shields so as to get enough ventilation.

“Upon closure, they will put on their masks and go back home. Teachers will wear the same and observe coronavirus protocols in the classrooms,” he said.

Governor Ayade said personal protective equipment were produced at the state-owned garment factory for distribution to the students, who have been at home since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“For Cross River State, we have a strong commitment that our children cannot continue to stay at home. The more they stay, the more the moral decadence, the more indiscipline, the more they become lazy of getting back to school and getting started because for every stage in life, there is a time where you have to be in class and once the children miss that delicate phase, it becomes very difficult.

“I think it is wise for the kids to go back to school and I have seen this happen in China where kids are back to schools with their nosemasks and shields. So you wear your nose mask and you wear your face shield and when you get to school, you drop the mask and wear only your shield to allow for more ventilation and more breathing.

“We believe it is time for the federal government to also show love and support to Cross River State. We have always led from the front and we think the mass production of PPE is an added advantage for which all health practitioners from nurses to radiographers must be equipped with PPE for them to work.

“Because we care, we want to support our public schools with free distribution of PPE. But our PPE for schools is limited only to the nose masks and face shield. But for the health workers in Cross River State, they will be provided at no cost because the government has to borne the cost.

“We have invested massively in the mass production of nose mask and face masks but in the course of time, it became obvious that the PPE is even far more critical because we realize that without the PPE our health workers, our front line workers are at risk and so there is a need for the production of PPE.”

According to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), Cross River is the only Nigerian state that is yet to record any case of coronavirus that has infected 13,873 people across the country.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"Don’t Allow Anybody Drag You Into Politics" – Akpabio Tells Davido During Courtesy Visit
Celebrities2 hours ago

“Don’t Allow Anybody Drag You Into Politics” – Akpabio Tells Davido During Courtesy Visit

Spyro Reveals Why He Would Never Be In The Same Room With BBNaija Star, Nengi
Entertainment2 hours ago

Spyro Reveals Why He Would Never Be In The Same Room With BBNaija Star, Nengi

Emdee Tiamiyu Reportedly Deported Back To Nigeria By UK Government
Celebrities3 hours ago

Emdee Tiamiyu Reportedly Deported Back To Nigeria By UK Government

Liverpool Confirms Arne Slot Will Replace Jurgen Klopp As Head Coach
Sports17 hours ago

Liverpool Confirms Arne Slot Will Replace Jurgen Klopp As Head Coach

Former Labour Minister, Ajibola Afonja Is Dead
News17 hours ago

Former Labour Minister, Ajibola Afonja Is Dead

Kehinde Wiley Reacts As Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault
Celebrities17 hours ago

Kehinde Wiley Reacts As Joseph Awuah-Darko Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault

Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Fresh Bail Request, Removal From DSS Custody
News20 hours ago

Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Fresh Bail Request, Removal From DSS Custody

"If There’s More, Confess In Advance” – Bovi Advices Diddy After He Apologized For Assaulting Cassie
Entertainment22 hours ago

“If There’s More, Confess In Advance” – Bovi Advices Diddy After He Apologized For Assaulting Cassie

"I'll Retire As Young Billionaire" - BBNaija Ka3na Brags As She Sales Her Property $900 Million
Celebrities22 hours ago

“I’ll Retire As Young Billionaire” – BBNaija Ka3na Brags As She Sales Her Property $900 Million

Jaywon Slams People Who Are 'Judging' Diddy For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend Cassie
Entertainment23 hours ago

Jaywon Slams People Who Are ‘Judging’ Diddy For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend Cassie

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, 7 Others Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash
World News1 day ago

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister, 7 Others Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash

Caroline Danjuma Addresses Oritsefemi's Claim That She Was Married To Davido’s Late Friend Tagbo
Entertainment1 day ago

Caroline Danjuma Addresses Oritsefemi’s Claim That She Was Married To Davido’s Late Friend Tagbo

“I Will Never Marry A Man Who Can’t Afford A Cook” BBNaija's Doyin David [Video]
Celebrities1 day ago

“I Will Never Marry A Man Who Can’t Afford A Cook” – BBNaija’s Doyin David [Video]

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Caught On Camera Beating, Kicking His Ex-Girlfriend, Cassie Ventura [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Sean ”Diddy” Combs apologises after horrific video of him assaulting ex girlfriend Cassie goes viral

Christian Malanga Dead as Government forces foil coup in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 8
World News2 days ago

Christian Malanga Dead as Government forces foil coup in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

“I've Collected My Glory Back” – Portable Jubilates As His Former Manager, Stelliza Dies In Car Accident [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

“I’ve Collected My Glory Back” – Portable Jubilates As His Former Manager, Stelliza Dies In Car Accident [Video]

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi Feared Dead as helicopter crashes and is yet to be found 9
News2 days ago

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi Feared Dead as helicopter crashes and is yet to be found

Fans Request Refund Of $50,000 Donations After Korra Obidi Travelled To Hawaii For Vacation
Celebrities2 days ago

Fans Request Refund Of $50,000 Donations After Korra Obidi Travelled To Hawaii For Vacation

I’m A Godfather To Wizkid, Davido And Burna Boy – Oritsefemi [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

I’m A Godfather To Wizkid, Davido And Burna Boy – Oritsefemi [Video]

Oritsefemi Blames Caroline Danjuma For Making Him Marry His Ex-Wife, Nabila Fash [Video]
Entertainment2 days ago

Oritsefemi Blames Caroline Danjuma For Making Him Marry His Ex-Wife, Nabila Fash [Video]