By: Our Correspondent
UYO, South-South, Nigeria – The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has approved the resumption of public and private primary and secondary schools in the State for 2nd Term 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, February 1, 2021.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, on Friday and made available to the media.
Mrs Etiebet on behalf of the State Government wishes all students and teachers a successful term.
“The Akwa Ibom State Government encourages school children to be serious with their academics in order to make their parents and the State proud.
“Consequently, parents and guardians are hereby advised to ensure their children and wards are properly kitted daily with facemasks in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
“Parents are also expected to provide their children and wards with all the necessary textbooks and writing materials.
“School authorities are charged to ensure provision of hand-washing facilities including running water, hand sanitizers and thermometers while ensuring that students, pupils and teachers comply with physical distancing within the school premises.
“Students or teachers who feel sick are advised not to come to school, but seek medical help.
“Government will not tolerate lateness on the part of the students or teachers just as students caught loitering during school hours will be punished.
“Government reminds the school community that the State’s Education Monitoring team are committed to ensuring that these directive are not flouted.
“School authorities are advised to ensure teachers complete their scheduled curriculum for the term in compliance with the State Government’s directive.
“The second term will be concluded on April 1 2021.
“Governor Udom Emmanuel is committed to reforming the Education sector In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals even as he expects all hands to be on deck towards the realisation of this goal,” the statement reads.