Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools in Delta State for the conclusion of the 2019/2020 academic session and the commencement of the 2020/2021 new academic session.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, he stated that secondary school students in JSS 1, 2, SS 1 and SS 2 will resume from Monday, September 28, 2020 till Friday, October 9, 2020.
Additionally, Primary School Pupils in Primary 4 and 5 that are yet to complete their second term examinations will resume on Tuesday October 6, 2020 till Friday, October 9, 2020.
The second term examinations will be waived for pupils in primary classes 1 to 3.
Meanwhile, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities in Nigeria to finalize resumption plans in line with COVID-19 compliance guidelines.
The directive was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the NUC signed by its Director (Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office), Chris Maiyaki and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
It noted that the fresh directive is in line with observed general reduction in cases of coronavirus infection in the country and urged the VCs to conclude plans on safe reopening of schools in line with existing guidelines.
Naija News recalls schools were shut down across the country in March as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the need to curb further spread of the virus.
Source: Naija News