The federal government has released guidelines schools and learning facilities must meet before being allowed to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guidelines were contained in a 36-page document submitted to the Senate by the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, The Nation reported.
The document obtained titled: Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure, mandated that schools must create immediate temporary COVID-19 isolation space before they can be considered to reopen.
The ministry of education also stipulated the need to maintain and improve upon distance learning programmes.
Schools were further asked to establish and adequately equip dispensaries and clinics.
The government said the conditions were important for implementing safe, efficient, and equitable plans for school reopening and operations.