Anambra schools to reopen September 7

Willie Obiano

Anambra State Government has directed that primary and secondary schools in the state should reopen from September 7 following months-long closure over the coronavirus pandemic.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Nwabueze Nwankwo stated this in a release on Wednesday.

Details of the resumption showed that the third term of the 2019/2020 session would begin on September 14 and end on October 23 for both primary and secondary schools.

Mr Nwankwo stated that students in boarding schools would resume at the weekend before the resumption date.

“We have continued to teach our children at home through various e-platforms, including the Anambra State Teaching on Air.

“These various platforms shall be continued as we do a phased re-opening of schools and watch the health implication.

“We enjoin parents to provide hand sanitizers and face masks for children,” he said.

Nwankwo said that Primary School Leaving Certificate examinations would hold on September 12.

He also said the third term would be completed within 30 days and advised schools to continue with online teaching.

“Principals/Head Teachers should also ensure that schools observe 30 minutes uninterrupted sustained silent reading on World Literacy Day as the education commissioner and team may pay a surprise visit to schools,” he said.