Rivers State Government Taskforce for the compliance of COVID-19 protocols in schools Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by some schools.
The Taskforce visited some public and private schools in Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas.
The schools visited include, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta and Community Secondary School, Rumuepirikom.
Others are Government Comprehensive Secondary, Borokiri, Enitonna High School, Borokiri, Methodist Girls High School, Harbour Road and Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt.
Addressing journalists at the end of the monitoring exercise, the Chairman of the Taskforce who is also the Administrator of Greater Port Harcourt, Ambassador Desmond Akawor said the monitoring is to ensure that Principals and Proprietors of schools implement the COVID-19 protocols as directed by the State Government.
Ambassador Akawor who spoke through the Head of the State Civil Service, Mr. Rufus Godwins expressed happiness with the management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education for the installation of screening machines and wash hand bays at strategic positions in the school.
Ambassador Akawor also lauded Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary for their compliance especially the provision of an Isolation Centre to address cases of emergency.
He however observed some lapses in some of the schools visited and urged them to take proactive steps by providing more infrared handheld thermometers and wash hand bays.
According to him, the adherence will promote effective teaching and learning and ensure that the importance Governor Nyesom Wike attaches to the education and health of Rivers children is sustained.
Other members of the taskforce on the monitoring exercise include, the Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku , Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike, Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mrs. Inime Aguma and Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Nwankpa.