COVID-19: Niger govt orders substitute model for populated schools

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Niger state Commissioner of Education,Hajiya Hannatu Salihu

The schools with high population in Niger state has been directed to introduce alternative model schools in adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines.This directives was given by  Niger state Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu.

Salihu, gave the directives during a supervision exercise to public and private secondary schools in Minna on Wednesday.

She stated that an additional model would be introduced where junior classes would hold three days morning and afternoon in a week and three days morning and afternoon class for senior students respectively.

She further explained that the schools were originally using platinum models such as morning and afternoon classes for junior and senior students.

“Most public schools are populated that is why we will immediately introduce alternative model for them so as to decongest their classes. Once

 that is done, any school that did not adhere to the guidelines will be panelized, the initial model is no longer feasible as most schools in the urban areas are populated,” she stated.

Salihu, noted that the alternative model would enable schools conform with the COVID-19 guidelines of social distancing effectively.

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