Posted by News Express | 12 October 2020 | 558 times
By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it has concluded plans to receive another set of students back to school on October 18 and 19, 2020.
Commissioner for Education, Kaduna State, Dr. Shehu Muhammad Makarfi, stated this while briefing journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council Secretariat.
According to him, adequate preparations have been put in place to receive the JSS2, SS 2 and Primary 6 students back to school for them to write their exams that will promote them to their new classes.
He said: “Gentlemen of the press, let me start by appreciating all of you, we had an overwhelming coverage particularly on our schools reopening plans.
“We started sometimes ago and I must use this opportunity to thank you for the cooperation we have received from you.
“I felt this evening to make up time and explain to the general public our plans to open schools for our students to resume classes, but it is very important to make some clarifications.
“You can recall that, few weeks back, we invited our SS3 Students because of their WAEC exams. They have all finished and have gone back to their respective destinations, so also the JSS3 students.
“That experience we had, has taught us enough lessons which we think we can use now to open up for the next sect of students to come back to school for one exam or the other.”
Makarfi also disclosed that private schools are to ensure adequate measures are put in place, including the regular washing of hands, provision of alcohol based sanitizer, maintenance of social distancing and provision of body checked thermometer, so as to help curb any further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, only 20 students will be allowed to sit in a class, adding: “Schools to run morning and afternoon shifts, including online lectures so as to be able to accommodate their students.
“Boarding students are to return to their hostels on Sunday 18th, while day students are expected to be in school on Monday, the 19th of October, 2020.”
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