By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
As part of the frantic efforts of the Ogun State Government to ensure a safe learning academic atmosphere for both learners and teachers, the state Ministry of Health has made it mandatory for all SS3 Boarding students to undergo COVID-19 and malaria tests before admimission
Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Primary and Secondary Education,Mrs Ronke Soyombo disclosed this to newsmen in a statement made available late Friday night in Abeokuta that no certificate of COVID-19 and Malarial negative no resumption.
According to her, “State Ministry of Health has made provision for a COVID-19 and Malaria Test for all SS3 Boarding students in Ogun State as part of the conditions for the re-opening of schools”
She said between Friday 31st July and Monday 3rd August 2020 all students must carry out the test at the government approved Public Health Care facilities.
Mrs Soyombo listed the health facilities to include : the 250 MTR, Okemosan, Abeokuta (A white edifice opposite the State Secretariat), Ado-Odo Ota : Ogun State General Hospital, Ota and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu
As part of frantic efforts of state government to ensure a safe learning academic atmosphere for both learners and teachers for a all our public and private schools particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and as instructed by NCDC, all Principals of schools (private and public ) in Ogun State are hereby instructed to inform and update all SS3 learners on the following instructions ;
“That ALL the returning boarding students are to stay in the school hostels only
“That parents are hereby advised that private hostels are exempted from accommodating students during this period to ensure strict compliance with NCDC directives .
“That part of strong condition of admittance to school for boarding students is the COVID-19 CERTIFICATE showing NEGATIVE”
“To this end, all Principals are therefore directed to immediately disseminate the above important information to all SS3 learners in the State and to ensure that the above instructions are strictly adhered to as sanctions will be meted out to any defaulting school”Mrs Soyombo stressed