Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration has called on parents in the state to provide face masks for their kids when schools in the state reopen.
The state government in a statement released through the Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, on Friday stated that the use of face masks is compulsory for all students to be allowed into school premises.
The Commissioner noted that the decision was aimed at reducing the possibility of spreading the virus within the school community.
Udoh further stated that the order for the re-opening of schools will be announced in due course.
“Although, basic education remains free and compulsory in Akwa Ibom State; and the government continues to pay the annual WAEC fees for indigenes, parents and guardians are expected to provide face masks for each child and also ensure they are washed daily.”
“This announcement is in the best interest of every citizen and resident. Stay safe; Be safe.”