The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says that the organisation and the Federal Government are working hard toward ensuring safe school reopening considering the importance of health to societal development.
Mrs. Azuka Menkiti, Education Specialist, UNICEF, Abuja made this known on Wednesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a Zonal Stakeholders Dialogue School Re-Opening Readiness in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
NAN reports that the Zonal Stakeholders Dialogue School Re-Opening Readiness was organized by the Federal Government in collaboration with UNICEF.
Menkiti said that UNICEF has developed a template to ensure safe school resumption while soliciting for traditional rulers and relevant stakeholders’ support in ensuring that the environment is safe for students and teachers.
” We have organised a similar meeting on Monday for policymakers made up of state commissioners in order to ensure safe school reopening.
” And today, we are organising this stakeholder dialogue for traditional rulers, SBMC, PTA, NAPPS among others on safe school reopening in order to ensure the safety of our children and teachers.
” UNICEF and Federal Government are committed and working hard in order to ensure safe school reopening, hence the need for this stakeholder dialogue, ” she said.
The UNICEF official said that the meeting was aimed at sharing and reviewing school reopening readiness template and to get the views of stakeholders and their support towards school reopening.