– All schools in Rivers state have been told to reopen
– The directive for the full reopening was contained in a statement on Sunday
– Students and teachers are enjoyed to follow the necessary COVID-19 protocols
All public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in Rivers state have been directed to reopen on Monday, January 4.
The directive was contained in a statement issued on Sunday, January 3, by Chido Adiele, the permanent secretary of the state’s ministry of education.
Adiele said the reopening of the school was to meet the academic calendar published in August 2020, adding that schools must resume for normal academic activities on January 4, Premium Times reports.
“Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitiser and staggered classes.
“Accordingly, both public and private schools in the state are hereby reminded that schools will resume on Jan. 4, 2021 for normal academic.
“The classes are expected to be staggered morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding. “
Schools remain closed in Lagos – Abayomi
Meanwhile, the Lagos government on Sunday, January 3, ordered that all schools in the state will remain closed till further notice due to the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.
This was announced by the spokesman of the ministry of education in the state, Kayode Abayomi, Vanguard reports.
Abayomi explained that the government’s earlier order that schools should resume from Monday, January 4, has cannot hold anymore following the new spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
In a related development, Lagos state government directed all workers to remain and continue working from home.
This directive was issued on Sunday, January 3, in a statement signed by the Head of Service (HoS) Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
It would be recalled that on Friday evening, December 18, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered civil servants in the state below level 14 to start working from home as COVID-19 cases spiked again.
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