The Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers on Sunday directed its members across the state to resume classes today in compliance with the Federal Government’s resumption date of September 22.
The state NUT Chairman, Audu Amba, said the directive became necessary as the state government had taken adequate measures to check the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, especially with the supply of infrared thermometers to the schools.
The NUT chairman pointed out that government had already trained about 13,000 teachers on measures to protect against Ebola.
Meanwhile, the state government last Friday distributed thermometers to the over 6,320 public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Malam Ibrahim Ali, who supervised the distribution, warned that all pupils and students must be screened before they were allowed into the school premises.
According to him, no case of the Ebola virus disease has been reported in Kaduna State, saying the government had to embark on the distribution of the materials as a preventive measure.
He said, “The infrared clinical thermometer and kits were purchased and supplied by the state government to curb the spread of Ebola and contain the disease.
“We inaugurated the screening and training of teachers at Government College Kaduna on the Ebola Virus Disease, we have been looking forward to this day, now we have kept our promises.
“We have taken delivery of over 6, 000 infrared thermometers that we have been distributing to our schools.
“Our schools will resume on Monday, September 22, as scheduled and we are opening our private and public schools same day”.