Parents, guardians ensure your children adhere to COVID-19 protocols — schools urge

Some schools administrators have charged parents and guardians their children and wards adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols while on vacation.

They gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

The administrators said that though Nigeria was among the worst hit nations, the virus was still spreading in the country.

Mrs Chinenye Azoma-Chikwe, the Principal, Radiance High School, Festac Town, said preventing the spread of the virus in schools came with challenges.

She said that they were able to overcome through seminars, regular communication with parents and putting everything needed in place.

“The Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) went around monitoring and certified schools even before Quality Assurance came for inspection.

followed all the guidelines religiously,” she said.

The principal commended parents for their donations of hand sanitisers and liquid soaps during the academic session.

Azoma-Chikwe urged parents and guardians to help the schools by ensuring that their wards continue to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines while on vacation.

“Let them wash their hands regularly. Let be observed so they return to school, they would have internalised and be conscious of doing without being told.

don’t entertain visitors in school. also want parents to observe that at home. There are some homes that don’t even entertain visitors,” she said.

Mr Olorunfemi Amowe, the Head Teacher, St Jude’s Private Schools, Festac Town, said the school would take the collaboration and efforts of both government and the citizenry to check the spread of the virus.

He urged families that visitors they received, particularly those coming from abroad had been quarantined before coming to their homes.

Amowe also urged the government to enforce COVID-19 rules and regulations to prevent the spread of the virus.

“Nobody above the directives and regulations of COVID-19, if follow the regulations without defaulting, will be able that the virus out of our communities.

“What has been helping our schools , discipline and standing by our rules, irrespective of any individual.

“Schools should ensure that they place value on health above every other thing,’’ he said. (NAN)

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