Anambra State Announces Resumption Of Schools

The Anambra state government has announced that schools in the state will resume on Monday, September 7 – This was announced by the state’s Ministry of Basic Education – According to the ministry, the primary and secondary schools will resume their third term and end the session in October After months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Anambra state government has announced the resumption date for schools. The Sun reports that the permanent secretary of the state’s Ministry of Basic Education, Nwabueze Nwankwo, said primary and secondary schools in the state will re-open on Monday, September 7. The statement released by Nwankwo showed that the third term of the 2019/2020 session would begin on Monday, September 14, and end on Friday, October 23 for both primary and secondary schools in the state.

He said students in boarding schools would resume at the weekend before the resumption date. Nwankwo said the third term was quite short and urged schools to make maximum use of the little period. The permanent secretary said Primary School Leaving Certificate examinations would hold on Saturday, September 12. He said the third term would be completed within 30 days and advised schools to continue with online teaching.

Meanwhile, ahead of the proposed resumption of academic activities in Lagos and some other states of the federation, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has called for caution among the stakeholders. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, cited how such haste escalated the COVID-19 management situation in some other countries. Minimum wage: FG, labour unions to meet Monday, September 16 gathered that Mustapha said it would be in the best interest of Nigeria to stick to the pattern proven effective since the national response was launched. Meanwhile, reactions from Nigerians on social media have continued to trail the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’ comment on the reopening of tertiary institutions across the country during the Covid-19 crisis. The lecturers’ body had on Monday, August 31, issued a note of warning to the federal government, saying attempts to reopen higher institutions without putting concrete steps to curb the spread of the virus would be “suicidal.” Lagos zone of ASUU led by Prof. Olusiji Sowande, lamenting the government’s poor handling of the coronavirus, said it is unfair that bailout funds were given to airline operators and other private entities while education sector was completely overlooked.

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