The Delta State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB) has stressed the need for all public primary schools in the state to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 safety Protocols as part of measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic in schools.

The member representing Delta South Senatorial District on the Board, Mr. Paul Kurugbe stated this at Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area, at the end of a 5-day monitoring exercise to public primary schools in the Senatorial District.

Mr. Kurugbe who disclosed that the monitoring exercise was to ensure that the Schools were ready for primary   pupils in accordance to all laid down safety protocols as announced by the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.

On some of the safety measures put in place by the State Government for re-opening of schools which include that of sitting arrangement of not more than twenty pupils in a classroom, observance of social distancing, wearing of face masks and regular washing of hands as well as use of alcohol based hand sanitizers, Mr. Kurugbe expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by both teachers and pupils to the COVID-19 safety protocols in all the schools visited.

He, however, decried some teacher’s attitude to work which includes  absenteeism, lateness to work and closing before government approved time.

While commending some of the teachers for their dedication and commitment to duty, the Board member appreciated mostly primary six teachers for responding to the clarion call and for preparing the pupils adequately for their common entrance examination and urged them to continue to display exemplary conducts for their pupils to emulate, saying the future of every child rests mainly on the teachers.

Over 16 Public Primary Schools that cut across the  eight local government areas in Delta South senatorial district were visited by the monitoring team.

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