Akwa Ibom schools resume on Monday


The Akwa Ibom State government has directed Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in the State to commence the process of school resumption on the 21st of September, 2020 while the full resumption date would be on the 28th, a week after.

It added that only pupils in primary six or in exit class will resume, to enable them sit for the Common Entrance Examinations.

The decision according to the Statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini EmemObong was taken during the State Executive Council meeting held on Friday in Government House Uyo, the State capital.

The statement also revealed that Akwa Ibom state Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua will resume on 5th October, 2020

EmemObong who noted that private secondary schools can as well commence the process of reopening on 21st provided they comply with the COVID-19 protocol and review same with parents, added that government would provide face masks to all primary six pupils only at resumption.

The statement further noted that the Council directed the Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Mr Charles Udoh to ensure the immediate commencement of work on IBB Avenue since the contract have been duly awarded and fully funded.

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It added that the Council congratulated the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko for being the first Akwa Ibom son appointed as a Life Bencher by the Body of Benchers.

The statement reads in parts, “Primary schools are to commence processes for the resumption of schools for primary six pupils only, on 21st September, 2020, to prepare them for the common entrance(exit examinations). Additionally, the State Government will make face masks available to all primary six pupils only at resumption.

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