Covid-19: NNSS commissions 230 bed spaces ahead of school resumption

The Comandant and the Officers of the Nigerian Navy Secondary School Port Harcourt during the commissioning of 230 bed space for students.

From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt

Ahead of proposed school resumption, the Nigerian Navy Secondary School (NNSS) Port Harcourt, has unveiled 230 renovated bed space for students.

The Commandant of the school, Cdr. Oluwatosin Odiansiye, on behalf of the Flag Officer commanding Eastern Naval Command(FOC) Rear Admiral Adegbola Adeniran via a virtual internet meeting unveiled the renovated two blocks of Girls hostel on Saturday.

Odiansiye stated that the facility would go a long way to help enforcement of the social distancing rule amidst the covid-19 pandemic and proposed schools reopening by the federal government.

The Commandant congratulated the students beneficiaries of the facility and advised them to maintain high level of hygiene to enjoy the comfort within the premises.

She said that amidst the covid-19 pandemic, the school has engaged students in robust academic exercises keeping them away from idleness.

“We are engaging them in online classes, sending assignments to them so apart from the routine lectures, they have opportunities to give us feed backs through assignments.

“The online classes shall continue till the pandemic period is over,” she said.

Odiansiye also revealed that the students had been sensitized before the school closure on regular hand washing with soap under runing water, hand sanitizering and other measures to help check the spread of the Corona virus.

She also said that the Minister of Education has suggested that the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools external examinations may simultaneously be concluded before allowing regular students begin their classes to allow room for social distancing within the premises.

Speaking, Head of Administration of the school, Mrs Mabel Ofukpa, said that the renovation was one of the good works carried out by the commandant in putting the school in a better shape.

She also said that the School is very much ready to kick start activities as soon as the federal government issues directive in that regard.

“There are hostel Managers, we have several buckets with water strategically positioned within the premises to enforce regular hand washing, so we are prepared to ensuring that covid-19 and related diseases is not part of us,” she said.

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