The Enugu State Government, on Friday, commenced the comprehensive decontamination and fumigation of secondary schools in the state, ahead of the resumption of academic activities.
The exercise is being carried out by the State Fire Service, led by its Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudiri Ohaa.
Enugu State Government, on March 24, 2020, closed all educational institutions in the state, as part of proactive measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Briefing newsmen shortly after the exercise, which took place at Queen’s School Enugu, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, who monitored the exercise alongside the Chairman of Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB) Mr Nestor Ezeme, said the governor directed that “all our schools, classrooms, dormitories and school premises should be decontaminated and fumigated in preparation for resumption.
The commissioner added that the exercise would take place in all the schools and would be completed on or before the evening of Monday, August 3, 2020.
Prof. Eze disclosed that “this is to ensure that when the students and teachers are back to schools, they will be safe to learn in a conducive environment.”
According to him, it is worth to note that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration has utilized the four months of break in academic activities “in renovation and expansion of our school facilities to ensure that we have enough space for our children to maintain social distancing when they return to schools.