Cholera: Oyo government alerts primary schools’ head teachers, rolls out outbreak prevention measures 

Oyo state government on Saturday alerted Head Teachers in public basic schools to ensure prevention of cholera outbreak in their various schools.

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, said towards ensuring this, the head teachers should implement all the measures capable of preventing the outbreak.

Dr Adeniran stressed that the Head teachers should ensure that food handlers in their respective schools follow strict hygiene practices to prevent contamination.

The Executive Chairman of Oyo SUBEB pointed out that the state government, through the Board, is committed to ensuring that public basic schools are taking steps to guarantee the health and safety of students.

Dr Adeniran then tasked parents, guardians, and school authorities to adhere to safety guidelines and that the board will work with education secretaries, head teachers, and other stakeholders to ensure strict compliance.

He also stressed the importance of hand hygiene, recommending that children carry hand sanitizers and frequently wash their hands with soap and water, especially before meals and after using the restroom, 

Dr. Adeniran also recommended that schools keep Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) available in clinics to manage dehydration cases promptly and to notify the state emergency hotline, 615, immediately in case of any health emergencies or suspected cholera cases.

He highlighted preventive measures against Cholera outbreak as comprehensive health talks among learners, staff and safe drinking water practices, will be conducted regularly.