On Thursday, the Anambra State Government, announced that January 18, 2021 will be the new resumption date for the second half-first term of 2020/2021 academic session.
The state’s Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, made a statement in Awka, saying that the date change was an order by Gov. Willie Obiano.
Previously the state government had announced 11th of Jan as the date for resumption.
In her statement, she stated that for the prevent the spread of COVID-19, no student or teacher would have access into any school compound if they are not on facemask.
In her words she said: “The Ministry wishes to reiterate that the earlier directives on guidelines for the resumption of schools subsist and must be followed strictly.
“Consequently, all schools are once again directed to observe all the COVID-19 prevention protocols as stipulated in the guidelines.
”Note that no child or teacher is to be allowed into the school compound without the face mask. School infirmaries are requested to rise to their
responsibilities of ensuring regular temperature check of all entrants into the school compound, among others.
“For the avoidance of doubt, schools are advised to refer to the earlier circulated guidelines for the resumption of schools. All should be guided accordingly.
”Please help the education family and the state government to keep the second wave of corona virus away from our schools.