The Kwara state government, on Friday, directed tertiary institutions in the state to implement appropriate Covid-19 security protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus on campuses as the start of academic activities on January 11, 2021.
A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin said: “The coordinating ministry must work with the state’s Covid-19 technical committee and other stakeholders to ensure that schools do not take safety rules for granted.
“Similarly, elementary schools in the state will resume on January 18, 2021, subject to new developments on the pandemic.”
According to Ajakaye, who is also the spokesperson for the Covid-19 state technical committee, “specifically, the use of masks is mandatory on campuses and in conference rooms.
“The authorities should not allow anyone, students or anyone else to enter the university facilities without the use of masks.”
The statement explains that “although Covid-19 seems to have come to stay and our communities have to face the new normal, the state government urges everyone to assume responsibility for their security by adhering to the security protocols already described to flatten the transmission curve. “