The Rivers State Government led by Governor Nyesom Wike has directed the opening of secondary schools across the state for exit classes from Wednesday, August 5.
Naija News reports that the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebuka, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday evening.
The Commissioner said Governor Wike approved the reopening of schools in Rivers to allow the students to write their examinations.
He said all responsible school officials should ensure the maintenance of all extant COVID-19 protocols.
His words: “Following satisfactory preparation for the re-opening of schools in Rivers State, the State Governor His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, has approved the re-opening of secondary schools in the state for the purpose of allowing candidates in exit classes only to return to school and revise with their teachers and write their exit examinations.
“Accordingly, all affected teachers and candidates in both public and private schools are hereby directed to return to school with effect from Wednesday 5th August 2020. All responsible officers should please ensure the observance of extant COVID-19 Protocols in their schools”.