Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong on Thursday directed the re-opening of all public and private primary and secondary schools across the state from October 30, 2020.
This followed the engagement with all stakeholders and setting up of mechanisms for observing COVID-19 protocols in all schools in the state.
A statement signed by his director of Press and Public Affairs, Simon Macham, reads by this directive, schools were to resume academic activities for third term and ensure they operate within the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for the safety of students and teachers.
Already, various trainings and engagements have been held to orientate school principals and teachers on basic operational requirements.
Similarly, the management of schools has been mandated to clean, fumigate and re-arrange the school environment preparatory to the resumption.
Meanwhile, all grade six students are to resume schools between October 19 and 23 to prepare for the First School Leaving Certificate and National Common Entrance Examinations.
All heads of public and private schools with huge population are also advised to consider staggered school attendance to avoid going against COVID-19 protocols relating to social distancing.
The governor also directed that all students who have arrived from other states should be accommodated pending the resumption date.
He appreciated the support and collaboration of traditional rulers, Parent Teachers Associations, School Based Management Committees, and urged them to continue to step up the COVID-19 compliance advocacy at the grassroots.
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