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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.


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.


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