Pupils in Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Sokoto states are expected back in the classrooms today. This is in spite of the Federal Government’s directive that all schools should remain closed till January 18 to monitor the spread of the new wave of COVID-19. Pupils in boarding houses in border towns in Sokoto State are exempted from resuming today.
States, such as Kogi and Plateau, have fixed January 18. Lagos State is expected to announce the resumption date.
The Rivers State government, in a statement at the weekend by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chidi Adiele, said the resumption date was in line with the school calendar published by the ministry in August 2020. According to the publication, the first school term will be rounded off on February 26.
Adiele said: “The Ministry of Education wishes to announce that with the approval of Governor Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands.
“Accordingly, both public and private schools in the state are hereby reminded that schools will resume on January 4, 2021, for normal academic activities. (Nation)