The Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi has ordered all schools in the state to reopen for academic activities on 18th January.
The governor had earlier directed the schools to resume from the Christmas and New Year holiday on January 4.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Dr Onyebuchi Chima, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abakaliki, said the change in school resumption date was part of the preventive measures taken by the government to check spread of COVID-19 cases in the state.
He said, “I have been directed by the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr. David Umahi to inform all public, private, and mission Nursery, Primary, secondary schools, Ebonyi State colleges, university, and the general public that due to the need to take precautions against the impending second wave of COVID-19 and in compliance with the directives of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, that all schools in Ebonyi State shall resume on Monday, January 18, 2021 instead of January 4 as earlier scheduled.”
Nasarawa schools to resume on Monday
The Nasarawa State government has announced that schools would be resuming on Monday.
A brief statement from the government did not acknowledge the federal directive to states to halt earlier reopening of schools as a preventive measure against COVID-19 pandemic spread.
The statement read, “This is to inform all (CEOs, principals, teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders) that the date earlier scheduled for the resumption of schools for 1st term 2020/2021 academic session (i.e. Monday, 04/01/2021) remains unchanged.
“All schools are, therefore, required to resume, unless there is a contrary directive subsequently.
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