The Anambra state government has approved the gradual resumption of schools within the state. To this end, the ministry of basic education has released the approved timetable for the completion of 2019/2020 academic sessions as well as the schedule for state examinations.
The government in a statement signed by its commissioner for education, Professor Kate Azuka Omenugha, on Tuesday, said that the state has set resumption for September 7th, 2020.
According to the statement, the decision was reached after a careful evaluation of the situation on the ground by the state executive council. She urged stakeholders to put protocols in place towards the reopening of schools according to the guidelines set by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“The 3rd term is quite short and we expect schools to make maximum use of the time. We had continued to teach our children at home through various e-platforms, including the Anambra state teaching on air. These various platforms shall be continued as we do a phased reopening of schools while watching the health implications. We enjoin parents to provide hand sanitizers and face masks fr their children in order to comply fully with the COVID19 preventive measures set by the NCDC and the WHO. Let us work together for the safety of all”.
The Honorable Commissioner also noted that teaching on-air program continues, stating that there might be changes in the timetable that will be adequately communicated.
Principals and headteachers are to ensure that their schools observe thirty minutes uninterrupted sustained silent reading on World Literacy Day as the Honorable Commissioner and her team might be paying a surprise visit to schools.