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School resumption: Parents must get involved, ensure NCDC guidelines are met –Tomori  

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A Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, on Wednesday, says the responsibility of reopening schools amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t lie on the government alone but also rests on parents, teachers as well as students.

Tomori, who is the Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, said this in an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday.

According to him, no school should reopen until all guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on school reopening are met.


Tomori said, “There are guidelines which the NCDC has set. Before we do anything, let’s ensure all schools have complied with the guidelines.

“ASUU, parents, all stakeholders should collaborate and ensure that schools are ready to reopen. It is not in the hands of the government alone but all hands must be on the deck.

“The most important person in the control of Covid is individual. Parents should be worried about where they are sending their children to, they should get involved and not just sit at home. They should work with the government and teachers and look at the places and ensure the NCDC guidelines are put in place at learning centres.”

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