Katsina schools to resume on September 23

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Public and private schools in Katsina State will be resuming for the 2019/2020 academic session on 23rd September, 2019.

The Permanent Secretary in State Ministry of Education, Halima Othman disclosed this in a statement signed by the ministry spokesperson, Salisu Kerau.

Mrs Othman had earlier convened a meeting with state and local governments education officials on Thursday 12th September, 2019.

The meeting involved the Management of the Ministry, Coordinators of Zonal Education Quality Assurance, officials of Universal Basic Education Board and UBEC officials as well as the Education Secretaries of the 34 Local Government Areas across the State.

“The purpose of the meeting among others is to discuss the level of preparedness for the forthcoming 2019/2020 academic session,” Mr Kerau stated.

The Permanent Secretary stressed that preparations for admission of Primary Six Pupils into Junior Secondary Schools are almost concluded to meet the resumption date.

She said the traditional interview normally conducted for the Primary School Candidates going to Junior Secondary School one (JSS one) has been abolished.

She maintained that in order to fully implement the 9 year basic education and tackle School dropout at Primary School level as well as ensure 100% transition into Junior Secondary Schools, Katsina State Government has approved the introduction of a pilot programme to conduct Junior Secondary Classes in 68 (2 per each L.G.E.A) selected Primary Schools across the 34 Local Education Authorities in the State.

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She called on all Coordinators of zonal education quality assurance and Education Secretaries to establish a workable synergy for smooth and effective takeoff of the pilot programme in the State.

The educator also urged all the Students in the State to report to School on the official resumption date on Monday 23rd September, 2019.

She advised Parents to ensure that their Children/Wards adhere strictly to the official resumption date.

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