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Ministries to disinfect exam centres ahead Aug 4

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The Federal Ministry of Environment is collaborating with is education counterpart for proper fumigation of examination centres ahead of the August 4, 2020 resumption deadline for final-year students.

Briefing newsmen in Kaduna State yesterday, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, said the disinfection exercise would commence immediately after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, as Primary 6, junior and senior secondary finalists were to resume studies on August 4 to prepare for their examinations.

The minister said the collaborating ministries were putting in place a sustainable system that would protect the health of learners and their care-givers at all educational levels, including mounting of surveillance at the centres.

While urging parents and guardians to properly kit their wards with face masks during the examinations, he re-assured them of the children’s wellbeing.

His words, “Starting with the Federal Government Colleges (Unity Schools) and then some of the schools that will host the Senior School Certificate Examination, (SSCE) numbering about 19,000; there will be thorough decontamination immediately after the Sallah break. Preparatory to their re-opening on August 4, 2020, our personnel will be mounting surveillance in some of the examination centres.”

In another vein, Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy more troops and fighting equipment to the southern part of Kaduna.

This was as the non-governmental organisation commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and other security agencies working in Kaduna for “their tireless and professional efforts towards restoring peace and order in the area.”

In a statement by its Executive Director, Melvin Ejeh, and Southern Kaduna Coordinator, Dr. Kefas Kure, yesterday in Abuja, the group tasked communities in the area to key into the peace-mending efforts of the Federal Government and the governor by reporting criminals involved to security agencies.

The group thanked the OPSH Commander, Maj-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, “for his relentless efforts and genuine commitment to seeing to the end of the crises that had claimed many lives and property.”


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