#COVID19: Niger State Government Announces Date For Reopening Of Schools

by on September 29, 2020

All basic and post-basic classes of private and public institutions in Niger State will reopen for the third term of 2019/2020 academic session on October 4.

Niger State Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Salihu, made this announcement during a news conference in Minna yesterday.

She noted that all senior and junior secondary schools as well as private primary schools were to open and operate in line with COVID-19 protocol.

According to her, the decision to reopen schools was a result of a series of meetings with stakeholders and State Commissioners for Education, where resolutions were adopted.

The commissioner said that all teachers are to return to their respective schools from Sept. 29 to commence preparations for the reopening of schools.

She said that the reopening of school would be with exception to public boarding schools, where only SS2 would resume on the same day using the platooning model.

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Salihu said, “JSS1 and JSS2 are to attend morning classes while SS1 and SS2 would attend evening classes, adding that the 2020/2021 session would commence on Jan. 3, 2021.”

According to her, pupils of primaries one to three in public schools would attend morning classes, while pupils in primary four to six would attend evening classes.

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