South-East Governors Forum have reached an agreement making it compulsory that all teachers take COVID-19 tests, before schools in the region reopen.
This was made known by the Forum’s Chairman and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi, at a media briefing yesterday.
He noted that the fear the governors are nursing however, is for children in kindergarten classes, who do not understand social distancing.
“How many of our schools have running water and how many sanitisers have been provided for them?” He asked.
He noted that school infrastructure would be reviewed by the forum to support Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines ahead of the federal government’s decision on re-opening.
“We will then review our position and tell our people the safest time to re-open schools with our health workers to enforce the NCDC protocols,” Umahi added.