By Modupe Gbadeyanka
In preparation of the reopening of schools in the state this month, the Lagos Government has organised a training programme for administrators of educational institutions.
The two-day capacity building workshop was on post-COVID-19 and classroom management for the school administrators and was put together by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB).
The programme, which was supported by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had school managers, administrators, guidance counsellors and teachers in attendance.
According to the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, the training was designed to further reinforce COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, psycho-social support services and classroom management techniques, while also preparing teachers for the new phase in the education sector.
He assured parents and pupils that LASUBEB has prepared the teachers to adapt to the new reality and adopt relevant hygiene protocols in other to curtail the spread of the deadly virus as schools reopen, describing the COVID-19 era as “a new normal, that we all must learn to live with, accept and be willing to overcome.”
He noted that the re-opening of schools was a process with different stages, namely: pre-opening, re-opening and post-re-opening stages that need to be adequately planned for, stressing that the board was not in a rush to resume schools but more focused on the health and safety of the pupils.
He, however, stated that LASUBEB is prepared for the resumption of academic activities having provided all necessary facilities and infrastructure needed to maintain and comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.
“LASUBEB is ready to enforce and ensure that both public and private schools maintain physical distancing and other safety guidelines,” he said.
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