Toba Adedeji, Osogbo
Ahead of school reopening and in line with the directive of the Federal Government on the partial re-opening of schools, the Osun State Government commenced fumigation of 188 registered public and private schools in the State.
The fumigation exercises which will be conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation is said to engage 15 fumigation teams led by sanitarians to clean and disinfect the nooks and crannies of the schools visited in accordance to COVID-19 Guidelines.
A statement by the press officer, Toyin Adeoye said the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo explained that the fumigation by the ministry will be done in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Standard. In view of this unauthorized fumigations are not permitted to decontaminate schools.
He said that the government has provided necessary equipment and materials needed for the exercise saying each team is expected to fumigate between 15-18 schools per day so as to cover most areas before the resumption day.
The Commissioner called on proprietors of private schools to cooperate with the state government by following the guidelines given by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 pandemic.
However, when the Nation Correspondent visited some schools in Osogbo and Okini, there were no activities of teachers, pupils and fumigation team there.
Among the schools visited are Okini Grammar School, Fakunle Unity Middle and High School, Baptist Girls High School, Odi-Olowo, St. James Middle School, Ayetoro, Adenle Middle School, Ataoja High School and Osogbo Grammar School.