- Public primary in Plateau state are free to resume for academic activities
- This was made known by the State Universal Basic Education Board
- The board said schools in the state are to resume on Monday, February 1
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that public primary school pupils can now resume, according to the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The board declared Monday, February 1, as the resumption date for academic activities in all public primary schools.
This was disclosed by Prof. Mathew Sule, the chairman of the board in a statement on Saturday, January 29, in Jos.
According to Sule, the directive is in line with the government’s order for the resumption of schools across the state.
Government orders students back to school in Kaduna
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Kaduna government has declared Monday, February 1 as the resumption date for private and public secondary students in the state.
Only Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS 1), JSS 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 (SS 3) were to resume. The government also approved that primary four, five and six, in private schools can reopen.
School reopening is dangerous, NMA tells FG
However, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has told the federal government to review its position on the resumption of all public and private schools across Nigeria.
The president of NMA, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said on Wednesday, January 20, that there would be an increase in COVID-19 infections as schools reopened amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor shuts school over violation of COVID-19 directives
In a related development, the Anambra state government has closed and withdrew the approval of the Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha for violating its directives mandating students and pupils to remain at home till February 1, 2021, over the hike cases of COVID-19.
The permanent secretary, Christy Obiano said students and pupils of the schools were seen without face masks, on January 18, receiving lessons against the government’s directives.