COVID-19: Adamawa fixes Aug. 4 for schools’ resumption

The Adamawa Government has fixed Aug. 4, 2020 as the resumption date for students in primary six, as well as Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) students that will be writing their terminal examinations.This is contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital, Mrs Wilbina Jackson, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Yola.Jackson in the statement said, “In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry wishes to inform parents and relevant stakeholders that education must strive under all conditions.“Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri has directed that the resumption date for the 2019/2020 Academic session in the state for the existing students in Primary six, JSS3 and SSS3 is Aug. 4, 2020.“Subsequently, resumption is to be observed strictly within the necessary COVID-19 preventive guidelines as outlined by the NCDC,” she said.She listed the guidelines to include: frequent and proper hand washing with soap or rubbing of hands with alcohol-based sanitizer, use of face masks and maintaining physical and social distancing.“And in view of that, the ministry will liaise with critical stakeholders for smooth resumption ” Jackson said.She called on traditional rulers, religious leaders and other stakeholders to educate their wards and communities over the development.The commissioner also advised proprietors of private schools to liaise with the ministry for guidance and direction before opening their schools.(NAN)

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