CORONAVIRUS safety tips from Admin! 1. Watch your hands with running water 2. Dont cough in your hands 3. Keep distance from people 4. Stay indoor if neccessary!! Stay safe !!! Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.


Author Topic: Schools can reopen ? Health Minister  (Read 1409 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1277
  • Karma: +0/-0
Schools can reopen ? Health Minister
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:40:31 AM »
Loading...


The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Friday said that there was no reason why schools should not reopen on Sept. 22.
Chukwu said this at a media briefing in Lagos.



?It is for the commissioners of education to advise the principals, at least for public schools, as well as private schools on when they can reopen.

?The ministry of health is like what the weather people are to the nation.
?They will tell you that the weather will be sunny, stormy or there will be heavy downpour, but they can never directly, for example, stop any plane from flying.

?It is for the aviation people to take the advice and combine with other factors to decide whether flights will take off or not.

?So, I want to make it clear that from the technical point of view, there is absolutely no reason why any school, except if they have other problems that are not medical, cannot reopen,?? he said.
The minister said that the ministry had no objections to schools resuming on Sept. 22.
?So, when the minister of education, working with the commissioners of education, said they have revised the opening of schools from 13th Oct to 22nd of Sept., we have nothing against that.
? If we did, we would have objected or let them know,?? he said.

Chukwu said the resumption would also give opportunity for children to be taught about EVD.
?It will even give us opportunity to teach the children what EVD is all about.
? It is going to offer us opportunity to reinforce what we are already teaching their teachers because the teachers are going through programmes on how they should handle children who are sick.
?You notice that Nigeria has not closed any market, church, mosque and children follow their parents to these places.

?So it doesn?t simply make any sense yet to continue shutting down the schools,?? he said.
Chukwu said that people should not relax as EVD was being contained.
?Luckily, we are still winning. Schools have to reopen. But that doesn?t mean we should go to sleep.
?We know now that there is no place in Nigeria now that we are treating anyone for EVD, but we have not started celebrating yet for the simple reason that we have not yet won the war.
?We do not want surprises.

?No one for now has active EVD in Nigeria, but that is not to say that will be surprised if we have one tomorrow,?? Chukwu said.



 

Bingham University College of Health Sciences Gets Accreditation

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 796
Last post December 03, 2014, 01:37:50 PM
by jchima14
ASUU making unrealistic demands, says Ex Nigerian Education Minister

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 794
Last post August 21, 2017, 01:37:08 AM
by Nairaland
Nigerian FG to expand NYSC scheme ? Minister

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 710
Last post January 07, 2016, 09:34:53 AM
by newspostng
Ebola: Nigeria private, public schools to remain closed till October 13

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 1148
Last post August 27, 2014, 09:31:25 AM
by internet police
Ebola: Nigerians calling for delay of schools re-opening are irrational thinkers

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 918
Last post September 11, 2014, 09:51:50 AM
by mastercode
Nigerian National Parents protest as FG increases unity schools’ fees

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 880
Last post August 08, 2016, 06:55:09 AM
by admin
Nigerian FG announces shut down of unity schools ahead of 2019 election

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 11658
Last post February 11, 2019, 07:59:38 AM
by yungcrux
Private schools owners lament as Nigerian govt approves resumption

Started by bellanaija

Replies: 0
Views: 12912
Last post July 29, 2020, 04:44:33 PM
by bellanaija
unqualified staff in Nigerian schools to Teachers Registration Council scrutiny

Started by xrated

Replies: 0
Views: 15558
Last post September 14, 2020, 01:41:18 PM
by xrated
Unity Schools? Teachers Suspend Month-long Strike

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 801
Last post October 18, 2014, 10:39:01 AM
by jchima14