School Resumption was formerly believed to be suspended to to the increase in Covid-19 spread. The Rivers state government has directed all schools within the state to reopen on Monday 4th January.
This was publicly announced in a statement on Sunday by Chidi Adiele the permanent secretary at the Rivers state ministry of education. According to the statement, Rivers are to resume academic activities on January 4 for the completion of the first term academic session.
Mr Adiele pointed out that the directive was approved by the Rivers State government. The government, however, warned the schools to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks and the use of hand sanitizers.
It also asked them to introduce split or sectioned classes in order to avoid overcrowding of the schools.
Full statement as released by the Rivers state ministry of education;
RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The Ministry of Education wishes to announce that, with the approval of His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands.
Accordingly, both public and private schools in the State are hereby reminded that schools will resume on 4th January 2021 for normal academic activities.
Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 Protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers, and staggered classes/ morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding.
The Ministry wishes all pupils, students, parents, and guardians the very best of the year.
Sir Chidi Adiele
Ministry of Education