Ondo State Government

Chairman of COVID-19’s Ondo State Inter-Ministerial Committee, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, has announced that schools in the state will soon reopen for academic activities.

Fatusi who announced this in Akure on Monday during a COVID-19 news briefing said the resumption of educational institutions in the state has been under review.

While explaining that the committee was aware that some states had released a timetable regarding the resumption of schools, he said, “we will also do a comprehensive review across all sectors in the course of the week.”

“As we are watching what other states are doing, we are also watching the state of the epidemic in Ondo State.

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“One of the fastest ways to learn is through other people’s experiences.

“It will also help us in our modelling of what is likely to happen, so you can be sure we are reviewing the guidelines regarding our education sector.

“But we can’t tell you more than this because the committee is headed by the governor.

“So there will be discussions on the latest guidelines and recommendations based on the state of the epidemic,” he said.

The chairman also enjoined political parties and leaders to take all measures to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols during the forthcoming Oct.10, governorship election.

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“This is what separates us from Lagos and Oyo, they have no elections, so we can’t copy blindly because we must take cognisance of our social context.

“We believe strongly that political parties are out for elections to provide good governance, and to ensure the health and wellbeing of the people.

“Therefore, activities that will endanger the people will not be in tandem with the fundamentals of governance and the political system,” he said.

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