The Ane Osiobe International Foundation, an online NGO, has called on schools in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to comply with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines ahead of the school reopening. Dr. Ejiro Osiobe, the (Chief) Financial Officer & Economic Adviser of the Foundation, made the call during a virtual (ZOOM) outreach and donation of educational materials to seven FCT schools hosted by the Foundation's outreach officer and the Foundation's Chief Mentoring Officer Dr. Rebecca Creamer, an epidemiologist from New Mexico State University, New Mexico, USA. According to Dr. Ejiro Osiobe, the Foundation is committed to positive change through educational support, human rights advocacy, and academic research to foster economic growth and development.
He said the provision of the COVID-19 safety guidelines by the government was critical to protecting students and staff and reducing the pandemic's further spread. The founder also stated that the organization aimed to see how it could help children achieve their dreams through scholarships to achieve their desired goals. The founder explained that there should be proper fumigation of schools as they prepare to resume and provide the necessary conditions to make it safe for the students to avoid contracting and spreading the virus. Further stating that FCT schools and schools nationwide should observe social distance practices in sitting arrangements and parents should not allow their children to school if they notice any symptoms. Also, Dr. Osiobe stated that the school heads and proprietors should also ensure that hand washing basins and hand sanitizers are placed at the entrance of each classroom.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Foundation donated educational materials to Junior Secondary School Jikwoi, Junior Secondary School Kurudu, and LEA Nomadic Primary School Bwari. Dr. Ejiro Osiobe stated that the Foundation had been donating educational materials to various schools in the FCT area to support its educational sector. Mrs. Juliet Oloko, the representative of Junior Secondary School Jikwoi, thanked the Foundation for the donations and promised to distribute the materials accordingly to the students once schools reopen.