- Schools in Akwa Ibom state will soon be reopening if the words of Governor Udom Emmanuel are anything to go by
- The governor made the announcement on Saturday, September 12 in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state
- Governor Emmanuel said his government has provided a good number of masks already for the returning school children
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has declared education as the next sector to receive priority attention in his administration’s completion agenda, as he announces readiness to reopen schools in the state.
The governor made the announcement on Saturday, September 12 at a funeral ceremony in Ikot Ekpene Udo in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state.
“From next year it’s going to be massive investment in education so that we can also train our people very well,” the governor said.
Governor Emmanuel called on local government chairmen, community leaders, parents and teachers to mobilize for the tidying up of school premises within their jurisdiction, to ensure a healthy and safe environment for returning kids.
“We will reopen the schools very soon. In those days we had a caretaker committee who took care of primary schools and secondary schools. The government did not cut grasses in schools. Local government chairmen can help. Villages and communities can volunteer to help.
“We have paid WAEC fees, given grants to schools. Don’t expect the government to come and clear the schools too,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government on Sunday, September 13, announced the categories of secondary school students that will be allowed to return to their classrooms on Monday, September 21.
According to a statement issued by Kayode Abayomi, the head of public affairs, Lagos state ministry of education, only JSS 3 and SSS 2 students will be permitted to resume studies in schools on the said date.
Abayomi explained that this decision is in line with the government's planned move to reopen schools through a phased approach.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos government had given a crucial update on the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state.
Tokunbo Wahab, the special adviser to Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on education, disclosed that the state government would do a phased reopening of universities and polytechnics by starting with final-year students.
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