Universities January 18 Resumption Date: BUK Directs Staff, Students  to Resume Unfailingly

INFOMEDIA – Sequel to the Federal  Minister of Education, Malam Adamu  Adamu, directive that all schools in the country are to re-open for full commencement of academic activities on Monday, 18 January, 2021 Bayero University, Kano has urged all staff and students to comply with the directive unfailingly.

In a statement issued by the Registrar, Fatima Binta Mohammed on Friday, 15th January, 2021 said full academic activities will commence on the said date.

The Registrar urged all staff and student to strictly follow the protocols of covid-19 set up by Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 such as observing social distancing, wearing of face masks and washing hands
with sanitizer and soap.

Recall that in a statement issued on Thursaday in Abuja and signed by Mr. Ben Bem Goong the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education on behalf of the Minister, said “After extensive consultations with relevant
stakeholders, including  state governor,
commissioners of education proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students, the consensus of opinion is that the resumption date of 18th January, 2021 should remain,”

It however, warned that parents and respective institutions must ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols including compulsory wearing of face
masks by students, teachers and workers in all schools;  temperature checks and hand washing facilities at strategic locations in all schools.

The statement also directed that all schools must ensure constant supply of water and sanitizers; enforcement of
the maintenance of social distancing and suspension of large gathering such as assembly and visiting days as  well as overcrowding, including limitations in class
sizes and hostel occupancy.

The ministry equally urged institutions to ensure availability of functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to
medical facilities.

The schools must also adhere to all
other non-pharmaceutical protocols, restrictions and containment measures as may be prescribed/approved
by the PTF from time to time.

The Minister, however, said these measures which aimed at ensuring safe reopening of schools for academic activities will be subjected to constant
review as it urged teachers, school administrators and other stakeholders to ensure strict compliance.


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