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El-Rufai Issues Fresh Directive To Secondary Schools In Kaduna

 

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has directed secondary schools in the state to begin academic activities on February 1, 2021.

Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Kaduna’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs Phoebe Yayi.

The Kaduna governor however stated that only Senior Secondary School 3 (SS 3) and Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS 1), JSS 3 were to open.

All public primary and nursery schools would remain closed, while primary 4, 5 and 6, in private schools should reopen.

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Mrs Yayi disclosed that the resumption date for SS2, SS1 and JSS 2, would be communicated soon, subject to such schools’ compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

The permanent secretary said that academic activities in schools would run on shift bases, with the first shift running from 8 am to 12 noon, while the second shift will be from 1pm to 5 pm.

“The class size should not exceed twenty students with 1.5m to 2.0m physical distancing,” she said.

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Yayi also advised parents to provide their children with face masks and other sanitary items.