Prof Matthew Sule, PSUBEB Chariman
From Yakubu Busari,Jos
Ahead of the resumption of schools in Plateau State, the Chairman Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board ,PSUBEB, Prof Matthew Sule said the Commission has deployed 2,537 trained teachers, Parents Teachers Association and communities heads to handle the instructions on preventive measures on COVID-19 as part of schools guidelines, in the 17 Local Governments in the state.
Prof Sule who made this disclosure at the PSUBEB headquarters at Dogon Dutse, Jos North Local Government Council on Wednesday, said also trained are environmental volunteers to cover schools in compliance with the Presidential Task Force PTF, approved guidelines on COVID-19.
Sule said the teachers have been trained and training is still ongoing, adding that the content of training is for familiarity with the safety of the environment .
He stated that the Commission brought experts from University of Jos, for the training of the teachers.
According to him, the October re-opening of schools, which were shut in February, is to be done in strict compliance with the stated directives, warning any school that breeched the protocol would be closed instantly.
He said that SUBEB would be monitoring compliance with prescribed hygiene standards through a network of trained teachers, PTAs and heads communities of monitoring and evaluation team across the state.
He said the situation has caused total setback to the educational sector, particularly for the country even though the contagion was a global occurrence.