As states announce resumption of schools especially for students in SS3, the Kaduna State Government has followed suit, directing secondary schools to open from August 10.
The state government made the move to enable to the SS3 students write their Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Dr Shehu Makarfi, state Commissioner for Education, had in a statement in Kaduna today noted that the directive was in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education resolution for schools to open on August 4.
Makarfi said the was to enable final-year students to write their West African Examination Council, National Examination Council, and other certificate examinations.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has approved Monday, August 10 as the resumption date for the SSS 3 students that are expected to begin their WAEC examination slated for August 17.
“Therefore, the Ministry of Education is directing all school principals to arrange to receive SSS 3 boarding students on August 9 and day students on August 10.
“All administrators of public and private schools are to note that the one-week period commencing from today is to allow for necessary preparations and arrangements to meet COVID-19 guidelines for the opening of schools.
“Principals are to ensure compliance to agreed guidelines, which include reduced hours of work/revision to four hours per shift, social distancing in classes, laboratories, libraries, and hostels,” he said.
He noted that there must be consistency in temperature monitoring and handing over of any suspected case of COVID-19 to health authorities.
He warned that no school should open before August 10, except for boarding schools, where students are expected to arrive on August 9.
The commissioner further directed private secondary schools in the state to report their readiness to open to the schools’ Quality Assurance Authority.