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Ondo Shuts Two Schools For Violating COVID-19 Guidelines

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Ondo State Government has shut down two secondary schools for violating COVID-19 guidelines as schools reopen in the state.

The government had approved the reopening of schools for students in SS 3 to prepare for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), scheduled to commence on August 17.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Akin Asaniyan on Wednesday said the two schools defied the COVID-19 protocols.

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According to him, schools across the state have been mandated to provide running water, hand washing points, and a thermometer for temperature checks.

Asaniyan identified the schools as CAC Grammar School, Ondo road, Akure; and Akure Academy, Oba- Ile in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

He said the schools showed no sign of preparation for the resumption of academic activities, adding that they would remain closed until improvement is made.

“There was no single preparation and the schools will remain sealed until basic things are put in place.

“This issue of COVID -19 is an unusual and strange trend and very dangerous issue which needed prompt attention because it involves lives.”

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