Kaduna govt to reopen schools, high institutions on October 19

Kaduna government set to reopen schools on October 19
Ernest Sunday

Kaduna State Government has stated that all public and private schools in the state including high institutions, will reopen on October 19, 2020.

The reopening date was revealed by the Kaduna State's Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi while addressing journalists on Thursday.

According to Makarfi, the resumption will be batch by batch until all students return to school. He also said that the Kaduna government has put in place all necessary plans for the safe reopening of schools.

Batch by the Batch process for Kaduna schools reopening

“The resumption is for both public and private schools as well as all high institutions in the state.

“The resumption is going to be in batches, all JSS2 students, primary six students will also resume sitting for their various exams.

“The SS2 students will come back to sit for the exams that would enable them to move to SS3 while the JS2 students will equally sit for exams that will move them to JS3.

“Primary six students will come back to write the exit exams that will move them to JS1.

“Adequate arrangements have been put in place in all the institutions,’’ commissioner said.

“The boarding schools are going to have an infrared thermometer, with a wall-mounted thermometer which will provide automatic temperature reading for students.”

High institutions in Kaduna state are also among schools to reopen on October 19

In the course of gradual resumption, Makarfi said that the second batch could only resume once the government make sure that the first batch is safe with the arrangement made for safe reopening.

“Once we found out that the arrangement we made was adequate, we would also invite the next batch of students to come and join their colleagues.

“This will be done gradually until we can absorb all the students back to classes,” he said.

Makarfi also advised parents of students to help and make sure that their children are safe by helping them in keeping the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

“That is why we are encouraging blended learning, where online learning and classroom contact is combined.

“We also encourage schools to go on shift learning. Some can come in the morning while others come in the afternoon to have adequate space and less time for contact by students.

“The state government also appeal to parents to safeguard the various means of transportation for their children from home to schools.

“We encourage parents to use and arrange communal buses that will pick their children from their community to schools, this will assist in reducing community transmission of diseases,’’ he said.

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