- The resumption of schools in Cross River was disrupted by NCDC officials on Tuesday
- Students were not allowed entrance to their classes by the officials of the disease control agency
- Governor Ben Ayade had announced ban lift on three schools on a trial basis
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It was a mild drama on Tuesday, June 16, as school resumption in Cross River state was disrupted by the operatives of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The state has not officially recorded any Covid-19 case, prompting the state governor, Ben Ayade, to declare ban lift on three schools in the state.
Governor Ayade announced that the three schools should open in the three senatorial districts of the state on a trial basis.
The governor gave 300,000 Personal Protection Equipment to students as part of protective measures to help control the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that the schools include West African People’s Institute (WAPI), Government Secondary School Egoli in Ogoja LGA and Government Secondary School Ikom.
But on Tuesday, the decision was vehemently rejected as NCDC official disrupted the resumption process in a show that courted fear and confusion.
At WAPI school situated in the state's capital Calabar, students were not allowed to enter and were left stranded as the disease control agency's officials blocked the school's entrance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has released six important conditions all schools and universities in the country must meet before reopening.
Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the conditions in Abuja at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Tuesday, June 16.
Nwajiuba said the six conditions are put in place to protect pupils and students against the ravaging coronavirus disease.
All heads of schools and universities have been tasked to start putting measures in place to meet the conditions before the announcement of reopening by the federal government.
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