The Kwara State government has ordered all the 10 mission grant-aided schools affected in the recent hijab crisis in the state to resume on Monday, 12th April 2021.
The state government in a statement on Sunday evening explained that the resumption is to allow the students catch up on time lost during the hijab crisis.
A statement issued by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Mary Kemi Adeosun noted that other schools in the state will resume on Monday, 26th May 2021.
It also directed the staff of the affected schools to ensure resumption and compliance as a monitoring and inspection team will be going round to ascertain the level of compliance.
“This is to inform parents/guardians and teachers that the 2020/2021 Third Term Academic Session for the 10 schools affected in the recent hijaab debate starts on Monday, 12th April 2021.”
“This is part of the government’s efforts to bring the students in these schools up to speed in whatever they may have missed when their schools were shut. This is especially necessary for students preparing for external examinations.”
“The resumption date for other schools not affected by the brief closure of schools is Monday 26th, 2021, as had earlier been communicated.”
All the teachers and staff of the affected schools should resume duty and commence classes immediately.
The Monitoring and Inspection team of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development will be going round to ascertain compliance,” the statement reads.