Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, had directed primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the state to reopen on Monday 28th September 2020.
This was the outcome of the meetings held by the members of Abia State Executive Council (EXCO) on Thursday 24th September 2020, at the banquet hall of government house umuahia.
The deliberations which was chaired by the executive Governor of the state Okezie Ikpeazu, resolved that the primary and secondary schools in the state should go ahead and resume on Monday, 28th September, 2020, this will enable them to complete the 3rd term of 2019/2020 academic session with one week of revision classes.
They also agreed that the third term (promotion) examination which is expected to start from Monday, 5th October to Friday, 16th October, 2020, will be used to assess pupils/students based on the tutorial from first and second term as well as the radio/television classroom program.
After the promotional exams, teachers are to go on a one week break to enable them to access and mark the promotional exam results. First term of 2020/21 session for primary and secondary schools in the state will start on 26th October, 2020. The term will end on the 23rd of December, 2020.
As coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, Dr. K C K Nwangwa the Honourable Commissioner For Education will publish other details related to school resumption including protocols to ensure the protection of school children from COVID-19 infection, approved fees chargeable by private schools and other guidelines.
The members of the executive council also approved the resumption of Tertiary institutions in the state based on the time table and protocols submitted to the state government, as will be announced by the management of each school.
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