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Ebonyi approves October 5 for schools’ resumption

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 EBONYI State Government has approved October 5 as general resumption date for both private and public primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the state.

  The state Commissioner for Education, Onyebuchi Chima, disclosed this on Thursday, during a joint briefing on the outcome of State Executive Council Meeting at the new Government House, Centenary City, Abakaliki.

Chima explained that the approval was based on earlier memo sent to Governor David Umahi by his ministry, which was deliberated at the meeting and approved .

However, he noted that kindergarten and nursery schools are excluded in the resumption as a measure to protect little children and infants who may not be able to observe COVID-19 preventive measures.

Chima further explained that the exco approved that there would be two sessions each day in both the primary and secondary schools.

“The Junior primary and secondary students will attend the morning session from 8am to 12 noon while their senior classes’ counterparts would take their turn from 12.15 pm to 4.15 pm, each having a total of four hours to study per day.”

According to the commissioner, all the schools have been given three weeks from the approved resumption date to round off the 2019/2020 academic session to enable the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic year.

He added that the exco also set up a committee chaired by the SSA to the Governor on Religious and Welfare Matters to ensure effective compliance to the resumption plans.

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