Schools to reopen August 10, for WASSCE to be conducted, says, El Rufai.
The Kaduna State Governor has ordered immediate reopening of secondary schools from August 10.
This is to enable Senior Secondary School(SS3) students to write their Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Dr. Makarfi who is the state Commissioner for education, reveals this in a statement.
Markafi also says that the directives in compliance with the Federal Ministry of education resumption date, August 4.
He affirms that provisions have been made to ensure that schools comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.
Marfi’s statement about the resumption reads:
“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has approved Monday, Aug.10 as the resumption date for the SSS 3 students that are expected to begin their WAEC examination slated for Aug. 17.
“Therefore, the Ministry of Education is directing all school principals to arrange to receive SSS 3 boarding students on Aug. 9 and day students on Aug. 10.
“All administrators of public and private schools are to note that;
The one-week period commencing from today is to allow for necessary preparations.
Also, for arrangements to meet COVID-19 guidelines for the opening of schools.
“Principals are to ensure compliance to the guidelines.
The guidelines include minimal hours of work/revision to four hours per shift, social distancing in classes, laboratories, libraries and hostels,’’.
Makarfi says appropriate dates for other examinations would be announced in due course.
Similarly, reopening for the rest of the classes including SSS1, SSS2, JSS 1 to 3, and primary schools would be revealed.
About The Private Schools
The commissioner also orders private secondary schools in the state to report their readiness to open to the schools’ Quality Assurance Authority.
He said private schools should report, using the appropriate checklist and obtain a written ‘no objection to open’, on clean bill of health.
According to minister, the head of higher institutions and principals of secondary schools should report to the relevant department in the ministry.