I hope this email finds you all in good health and managing to cope with the restrictions and problems resulting from the continued COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on Nigeria.
I am pleased to report that almost all the students are safely back in school and getting on with their normal educational routine. I am delighted to be able to welcome 3 new students to TAICO this term who have successfully transferred from other schools in Nigeria and from abroad. I am sure they will settle into the life of the College very well.
I am sure that you are all aware of the rise in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria and indeed globally and of the fact that there are several new strains of the disease which are proving to be even more virulent. The Federal Government has stated that schools should not hold Sports Days at the moment and so with this in mind, after consultation with the Board of Trustees, we have decided that we will not be going ahead with the planned visiting on February 6th which would have been our Athletics Sports competition. The events and races will still be held at the College but in a closed format without any invited guests or parents.
I am sure that you will understand the need for us to maintain the safety of all the students and staff at the school who are now settling into their routines in a controlled environment with very limited access from outside the compound. With this in mind we feel that we should not put anyone at risk by allowing people to visit the school from the outside at this time.
I can assure you that we have taken and are continuing to ensure that all possible Health & Safety precautions are in place and that the students are being carefully monitored on a regular basis to ensure we keep TAICO Covid free!
I hope that you will understand our precautions in this matter and support the decision as being in the best interests of everyone at this difficult time.
My best wishes to you all and please keep safe.