Delta state directs its tertiary institutions to fully reopen on October 2

Delta state directs its tertiary institutions to fully reopen on October 2

- The Delta State government has announced that tertiary institutions in the state are free to resume for academic activities

- The announcement was made by Patrick Muoboghare, the commissioner for higher education

- Muoboghare said tertiary institutions in the state are not going to resume all programmes and levels at the same time

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The Delta State government has announced that tertiary institutions in the state are free to resume academic activities.

The state government said institutions in the state are free to reopen between now and October 2, depending on the school’s arrangements to ensure the safety of their students, Premium Times reported.

Delta tertiary announces resumption date for universities, tertiary institutions
All tertiary institutions in Delta state are now free to resume academic activities. Photo credits: Ifeanyi Okowa
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The announcement was made by Patrick Muoboghare, the commissioner for higher education on Thursday, September 17, in Asaba.

He explained that the announcement implies that by October 2, all the tertiary institutions should have resumed fully.

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The commissioner disclosed that the students’ resumption would be in phases and by October 2, resumption would have been completed in conformity with the COVID-19 safety protocols.

We decided that they can resume in phases, depending on the school’s arrangements; we gave them between now and October 2," he said

“They are not going to resume all programmes and levels at the same time, except those that have the facilities that can accommodate social distancing."

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Meanwhile, the federal government has said it has given permission to state governments to decide when to allow the reopening of schools in their respective states.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education made the disclosure on Thursday, September 17, when responding to a question during the televised presidential taskforce COVID-19 briefing monitored on Channels TV.

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The minister stated that the federal government has already granted permission to the state governments to reopen schools.

In other news, the Oyo state government has directed the reopening of all tertiary institutions in the state for regular academic activities from Monday,September 28.

Governor Seyi Makinde gave the directive on Tuesday, September 15, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, with the order coming despite the presence of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Conveying Makinde's directive, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, commissioner for education, science, and technology, announced that necessary Covid-19 guidelines must be put in place for safe reopening.

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