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Wike Directs Schools In Rivers To Reopen On Monday


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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has directed all schools in the state to reopen on Monday, January 4 for the completion of the first term academic session.

Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Education, Chidi Adiele, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He explained that the directive was issued with the approval of the state governor in line with the school calendar published in August 2020.

Adiele, however, warned the schools to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitisers.

He also asked them to introduce staggered classes for morning and afternoon in order to avoid overcrowding of the schools.

The statement reads: “The Ministry of Education wishes to announce that, with the approval of His Excellency 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 4th January 2021 for normal academic activities.

“Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 Protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers, and staggered classes/ morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding.

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“The Ministry wishes all pupils, students, parents, and guardians the very best of the year.”