- The Rivers state government has asked nursery and primary schools to resume classes
- The government said the request also applies to both public and private schools
- Education stakeholders in the state have been told to maintain COVID-19 protocols in all schools
Nursery and primary schools in the Rivers state have been permitted to reopen for academic activities from November 23.
The office of the commissioner of education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, disclosed that the permission was granted by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, Vanguard reported.
According to a statement, the resumption is for the commencement of the first term, 2020/2021 academic session.
The statement read in part:
“This is to inform the general public that His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS (Africa), Governor of Rivers State, has approved the reopening of all Public and Private Nursery and Primary Schools in the State with effect from Monday 23rd November 2020 for First Term 2020/2021 academic session, in line with the School Calendar published by the Ministry of Education in August 2020."
The government told teachers and heads of schools to make sure that all COVID-19 measures are put in place.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Nigeria has expressed worry over the mental well-being of survivors of the virus throughout the nation.
The chairman of the PTF who is also Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, made this known in Abuja recently during a national briefing, Guardian reports. 4.
In another report, following the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine, President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of the first effective serum after a successful human trial phase.
This was disclosed in a tweet on the official Twitter account of the president on Tuesday, November, 10. While describing it as a major milestone, Buhari went on to call for equal distribution and access to the vaccine
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