238 views | Kenechukwu Ofomah | September 3, 2020
Anambra State Government has approved the gradual resumption of schools in the state.
Following the approval, the Ministry of Basic Education has released the approved timetable for the completion of the 2019/2020 Academic session as well as the schedule for the state examinations.
A statement on Monday, signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Mr. Nwabueze Nwankwor, said Junior Secondary Schools will resume on Monday, seventh September, 2020, while boarders are to return the weekend before the date.
It said academic session for both primary and secondary schools will begin on Monday, 14th, to end on twenty-third October, 2020 while boarders are expected to return the weekend before the date.
“Third term 2019/2020 Academic session for both primary and secondary schools will begin on Monday, fourteenth September 2020 to end on twenty-third October, 2020 while boarders are expected to return the weekend before the date,” it said.
The release noted that the third term is quite short and schools are expected to make maximum use of time since it had continued to teach students at home through various e-platforms.
“Since we have through various initiatives ensured that our students do not relapse into redundancy during the lockdown, one of which is the Anambra State Teaching on Air, we will leverage on that to kick off a phased reopening of schools and watch the health implication.
“As we reopen academic activities, we urge parents to provide hand sanitizers and face masks for children as a way of keeping them safe from contracting the virus,” the statement concluded.