The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has expressed its readiness to resume classroom academic activities in compliance with the directive of the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, adding that it has completed a two-day capacity building workshop on post-COVID-19 and Classroom Management for its school administrators.
Speaking about the workshop, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, said the training was supported by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, for School Managers, Administrators, Guidance Counsellors and Teachers.
He added that the programme was designed to further reinforce COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, psychosocial support services and classroom management techniques, while also preparing teachers for the new phase in the Education Sector.
The Chairman 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”.
Noting that the re-opening of schools is a process with different stages, namely: pre-opening, re-opening and post-re-opening stages that need to be adequately planned for, Alawiye-King stressed that the Board is not in a rush to resume schools but more focussed 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”, the Chairman restated.