By Faith Igbudu
Benue State commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar has advised relevant stakeholders to employ stringent measures to curtail the non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols so as to ensure the safety of Benue students.
He made this known when he undertook supervision of some schools within Gboko local government area to ascertain the level of compliance to COVID-19 protocols by schools.
According to him, “when there was uncertainty in the reopening of schools in the country, in Benue, Governor Ortom took a bold decision to reopen schools in the state, such bold decision should be followed by a corresponding action from all school managements.”
At W.M. Bristow, the Commissioner who noted that although, most COVID-19 protocols were observed at the school, the classes were too crowded. He directed the management to introduce staggered classes if there are no extra classes.
Meanwhile, the commissioner expressed satisfaction with the Queen of the Rosary Secondary School and St John Secondary School, all in Gboko for their compliance to COVID-19 protocols. At Gboko High school, he called for immediate action to address the overcrowded situation in the junior classes.
The commissioner also visited Government Secondary School, Gboko and Kimona Science College, Gboko, where he commended the level of COVID-19 protocols adherence.