Federal Government and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have finally reached a consensus on the September 22 resumption of schools nationwide.
The federal government made the announcement after the NMA agreed to the September 22 schools’ resumption date during stakeholders’ meeting with the House of Representatives Committee on Education.
The NMA accepted the date however, with some precaution terms which are:
– Maintain highest level of vigilance in the several entry points in the country.
– International Port Health Services should be put in the highest level of vigilance and preparedness to screen those coming into the country.
– Resuscitate infectious disease hospital in states.
– Ensure comprehensive screening of travelers.
Nigeria’s Ministry for Education had initially announced that all public and private schools would remain shut till October as part of the “preventive measures” against the Ebola virus, which was brought into Nigeria in July.
However after a review, the Federal Government and Nigerian Medical Association finally settled for 22 September, as the resumption date.