Partial Compliance With Covid Protocols As Abuja Schools Resume


Public and private schools in Abuja resumed for academic activities on Monday amid the second wave of COVID-19.

Our correspondent who monitored activities at some schools in Karu Abuja Municipal Area Council early in the morning observed partial compliance with COVID-19 protocols released by the Federal Government.

Schools visited included Government Secondary School, Karu; Hayatu Islam International Academy, Karu; Shalom Children Academy; Prime Scholars’ School and Total Academy among others.

At the GSS, Karu, two spots for washing of hands were provided at the school gate.

For about 15 minutes that our correspondent monitored events from the gate, however, only one female member of staff was seen washing her hands before entering the premises.

Other members of staff and students did not do so.

There was also no temperature check for those entering the premises.

A male member of staff, who arrived at about 7.30am, was seen shaking hands with all his colleagues who were at the gate to stop latecomers.

Students and members of staff were, however, seen wearing their face masks before entering.

Many of the students were seen bringing the masks out from either their pockets or school bags.

More compliance was, however, noticed among private schools.

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