By Stanley Onyekwere
In the wake of the anticipated school reopening, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ane Osiobe International Foundation, has called on schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to comply with the established COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
The Foundation made the call during a virtual zoom outreach and donation of educational materials to seven schools in the FCT.
In particular, the NGO foundation also donated educational materials to Junior Secondary School, Jikwoyi, Junior Secondary School, Kurudu, and the LEA Nomadic Primary School in Bwari.
According to the Chief Financial officer of the Foundation, Dr. Ejiro Osiobe, the Foundation was committed to positive change through educational support, human rights advocacy and academic research to foster economic growth and development.
Osiobe added that the provision of the COVID-19 safety guidelines by the government is critical to protecting students and staff in reducing the spread of the pandemic.
He reiterated that the organisation also aims at helping children achieve their dreams through scholarships, to enable them achieve their desired goals, even as he added that there should be proper fumigation of schools as they prepare to resume.
The Chief financial officer also called on schools in the FCT and others across the country to observe social distancing, use face masks and regular hand washing, while parents should not allow their children to school if they noticed any symptoms.
Also speaking, a representative of Junior Secondary School, Jikwoyi, Mrs. Juliet Oloko, thanked the foundation for the donations and promised to distribute the materials accordingly, to the students