Osun Govt. Distributes InfraRed Thermometers To Schools
Mr Lawrence Oyeniran, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Osun, said the government had provided infra-red thermometers for public schools in the state.
Oyeniran, who spoke in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo on Tuesday, said the move was “a proactive one as schools resume on Wednesday’’.
The non-contact infra-red thermometers are enough to go round the 1,593 public schools in the state and teachers have received basic training in handling basic health issues.
The procurement of infra-red thermometers and training of teachers are conditions fulfilled by the state government in preparation for school resumption tomorrow against Ebola.
We are not taking any chance bearing in mind that some of our children could have visited West African countries….
We have trained our teachers to note that a high temperature in a student does not automatically indicate that the student is infected with Ebola but need for prompt medical attention.
“This much the government has done, it is the duty of the schools’ heads to uphold healthy lifestyle and ensure hand-washing as a matter of duty,’’ Oyeniran explained.
“Head teachers in all public schools in the state have been advised to carefully manage the information acquired through the use of infra-red thermometers to avoid unnecessary apprehension.’’