COMMISSIONER for Basic and Secondary Education, Delta State, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has expressed satisfaction with the level of teachers’ and students’ compliance to COVID-19 protocols as SS 3 students in the state resumed school on Tuesday preparatory to their West African Senior School Certificate Examination observing the necessary COVID-19 safety measures.
Ukah, who paid unscheduled visuts to some schools in the state, said the essence of the visit was to ascertain the turn out of students and teachers and to observe how much the COVID-19 preventive measures were being adhered to, adding that the enthusiasm shown by the students indicated that they were happy to resume and prepare for their examination.
He stated that every student and teacher must always wear their face masks and undergo temperature checks at the entrance to their schools daily, disclosing that in no distant time, JS 3 students would resume to begin preparation for their Basic Certificate Examination.
The Commissioner enjoined the teachers to embark on revision classes with the students that have resumed and admonished them to avoid laxity in their commitment towards impacting knowledge on the children.
Ukah who particularly stated that a minimum of five minutes break in between classes should be given to the students, said that a 5-member committee have been put in place in all the Local Government Areas of the state to monitor compliance with the COVID-10 protocols in the schools.
His team visited Government Model Secondary School, Westend Mixed Secondary School, St. Patrick’s College, Asagba Mixed Secondary School, Osadenis Mixed Secondary School and Isioma Onyeobi College all in Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area; Trinity College, St. Augustine’s College, Ibusa Mixed Secondary School, Omu Boys Secondary School, all in Ibusa, and Okpanam High School, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, as well as Adaigbo Secondary School, Ogwuashi-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area.