The Kogi State Government on Saturday extended the fumigation exercise of schools to the Eastern Senatorial District in Igala land ahead of students resumption for exit classes on Aug. 10 in the state.
Speaking with newsmen during the fumigation exercise at Emonyoku Community Sec.Sch., in Ogugu, Olamaboro LGA, the Perm. Sec., Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, restated Gov. Yahaya Bello’s commitment to ensure a safe and conducive environment for students ahead of resumption on Aug. 10 in the state.
He expressed his satisfaction with the level of proctiveness of the State Government towards the reopening of schools, but urged Principals and Head Teachers to do more on the cleanliness of the school premises to make it fit and safe for students’ resumption.
”The fumigation exercise started in Lokoja on Thursday. On Friday, I and the Ministry’s Commissioner, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, led two different team to Kogi West in Okun land and Kogi Central in Ebira land respectively.
”Today, we are in Igala land; we started the fumigation from Ofu down to Olamaboro and Ankpa Local Government Areas, while the Director of Science and Technology, Mr Dipo Aiyenibe, also led another team to other flank of Kogi East, such as Idah, Dekina, Igalamela, Ibaji and Bassa LGAs.
”From what we have done here so far, and the report I am getting from other team; the exercise has been quite satisfactory”, Idenyi said.
The permanent secretary, however, emphasized on the need for principals and head teachers to ensure cleanliness of schools’ environments to make them conducive and safe for learners.
Idenyi further advised parents and guardians to make haste and pay up their children examinations’ fees by keeping to the deadline on August 18, to avoid any hindrance to the examination conduct.
The permanent secretary thanked the governor for being proactive in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and for giving the needed assistance to the ministry.
Schools fumigated were: Govt. Girls Model Sec. School, Ogbonicha, Ofu LGA, Emonyoku Community Sec.Sch., Ogugu, Olamaboro, and Federal Science & Technical College, Ogugu.
Others were: Govt. Secondary School, Okpo, LGEA/UBEC School, Ojielanyi-Ojogobi, Ankpa, and LGEA Owele Islamic Primary School, Ankpa, among others.
Schools covered by the team led by the Director of Science and Technology, Mr Dipo Aiyenibe, included: Saint Peter’s College Idah, Holy Rosary College Idah,. LGEA Okonya Primary school Ajaka, LGEA Pry Sch., Ofanwa Igalamela Odolu LGA.
Others were: Federal Govt. College Ugwolawo,, UBE/ LGEA School, Saint Martin’s Pry/Sec Sch, Ofu LGA, Our Lady of School, and CMML Sec, Sch, Anyingba, among others.