- The Kano state government has given an update regarding the resumption of schools
- According to the state's commissioner for education, Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, SS3 students will be resume on August 10 to prepare for WASSCE
- Kiru said Covid-19 preventive measures are being put in place as the state prepares to reopen schools for the exit classes
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The Senior Secondary Schools (SS3) students in Kano state will be resuming on Monday, August 10, to prepare for their final examinations, the state's education commissioner, Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, has said.
Kiru said that all boarding secondary schools in the state have been directed to welcome the exit students on Sunday, August 9, ahead of the resumption, The Nation reports.
Recall that the Kano government had closed all the schools in the state in March following the outbreak of coronavirus.
However, in line with the directive of the federal government, the final year students were directed to resume to write the West African Senior Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which scheduled to commence from Monday, August 17.
Kiru, however, warned that no schools in the state, whether public or private, should reopen before August 10.
The commissioner added that the state's ministry of environment has also been directed to decontaminate and disinfect both public and private schools as part of guidelines on COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the students in exit classes in Lagos state had resumed on Monday, 3 August, in line with the state government's directive.
TEC3, SS3, JSS3, Primary six students have since returned to school to kick off preparations in earnest, but not without the total compliance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health in the wake of the pandemic.
Schools were asked to ensure they have a source of flowing water, soap for washing of hands, hand sanitizers and a device for checking temperature.
All of these were present at the schools that were visited by Legit.ng.
Reports, however, have it that most students were unsure of the reopening date, as some of them stayed back at home with the impression that they would return to school on Tuesday, 4 August.
Also, the federal government has said universities in the country can resume classes once they have put the necessary COVID-19 guidelines in place.
The statement was made by, Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of academics for the National Universities Commission (NUC), at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, August 4.
He said the commission is working with universities to discuss preparations that should be in place before reopening of the tertiary institutions.
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