A member of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Adeyanju Awoso has make case for use of town halls as part of conditions government should consider before allowing students to resume academic activities.
Penpushing reports that, the lawmaker gave the suggestion in a statement titled, ‘our stewardship has failed this great nation: A nation that refuses to spend on education will spend on ammunitions’, arguing that, use of halls will provide opportunity to adhere to the guidelines and protocols of coronavirus, which emphasized need for physical distancing.
The lawmaker representing Yewa North 1, constituency also pointed need for necessary precautionary measures should be provided in the hall, adding that he got a circular last week on preparation for school reopening in the state, hence, his prompt response to the proposal .
‘I got a circular last week on the preparation of Ogun State Government in respect to reopening of Schools. A virtual training programme was also organised for School Leadership preparatory to WAEC. The Deputy Governor Engr. Naimot Salako Oyedele was a Special Guest while facilitators were Dr. (Mrs) Tomi Coker and Mrs Ronke Soyombo Special Adviser on Primary and Secondary Education. I commend them on these moves towards securing the future of our students’, he said.
‘My prayers on this initiative are these; (1) Government should provide clean running water at all Government Schools (2) Water Closet System should be built in our schools (3) renovation of our classrooms should be urgently embarked upon (4) private schools and private town halls and community town hall should also be considered for use by providing more chairs and desks for our students in order to maintain social distance during the exam
Penpushing further reports that Awoso said in weighty statement the welfare of teachers should also be a priority for the government, to encourage them in carrying out their jobs religiously and dutifully
‘Our teachers welfare must also be improved for maximum output, face mask, sanitizer and others PPE should also be supplied for both students and our teachers by the State Government’, he emphasised.