Kaduna Govt approves new resumption date for public, private schools
The Kaduna State Government has approved Monday 22nd of February, 2021, as the second phase resumption date for public, private and islamiyah secondary schools.
The new resumption date affected SS2, SS1 and JS2 in Public and Private Secondary Schools; Primary 4, 5 and 6 for Public Primary Schools and Primary 3, 2, 1 and Nursery classes for Private Primary Schools including Islamiyah Schools respectively.
This was contained in a press release signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Shehu Usman Muhammad.
The statement dated 19th February, 2021, reads:
“The Kaduna State Government has approved Monday 22nd of February, 2021 as the second phase resumption date for SS2, SS1 and JS2 in Public and Private Secondary Schools; Primary 4, 5 and 6 for Public Primary Schools and Primary 3, 2, 1 and Nursery classes for Private Primary Schools including Islamiyah Schools respectively.
“In view of this, the Kaduna State Ministry of Education is directing all Principals and Head Teachers to make arrangements to receive Boarding and Day students of the above stated classes on Monday, 22nd February 2021.”
Concerning threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic towards the resumption of schools, Muhammad said:
“The State Covid-19 Task Force will continue monitoring all schools to ensure that safe learning environments against the pandemic are strictly adhered and maintained in addition to the continuous enforcement of the COVID 19 Guidelines put in place by the State Government.
“Thus, all Administrators of public and private schools must continue to comply with all COVID-19 Protocols as any violation may lead to the closure of the affected school without any notice.”
He said that schools will continue to run shifts to enable them sustain the guidelines already in place and take personal responsibility for their own health by continuing to abide by the simple preventive measures already in place.
According to him, school administrators of public and private schools should continue implementing the blended learning system.
Meanwhile, the Ministry assured the public of continuing the e-learning program using Google classrooms, radio and television stations and other online platforms.
He appreciated the support of all stakeholders in the education sector and calls on them not to relent in joining its various monitoring teams to ensure safe learning environment for all learners.
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