The Enugu Government, on Friday, flagged off comprehensive decontamination and fumigation of secondary schools in the state, ahead of resumption of academic activities. The exercise is being carried out by the State Fire Service.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the flag off, which took place at Queen’s School Enugu, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, who monitored the exercise alongside the Chairman of Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB), Nestor Ezeme, said that it was Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s directive that “all our schools, classrooms, dormitories and school premises should be decontaminated and fumigated in preparation for resumption”.
Prof. Eze disclosed that “this is to ensure that when the students and teachers are back to school, they will be safe to learn in conducive environment”. The commissioner added that the exercise will take place in all the schools and will be completed on or before the evening of Monday, August 3, 2020.
He pointed out that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration has utilized the four months of break in academic activities “in renovation and expansion of our school facilities to ensure that we have enough space for our children to maintain social distancing when they return to schools.”