Schools to reopen on October 5 in Ebonyi


By Agatha Eze

Ebonyi State Government said, its schools would resume on the 5th of October, 2020.

This contained in a memo approved by the state Executive Council Members during a meeting held at the new government house, Centenary City, Abakaliki.

The state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Onyebuchi Chima disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday.

He said that the council members have approved the resumption of  primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state except kindergarten kids.

He stated that there will be staggering of classes in two sections morning section 8am to 12pm while afternoon section begins 12pm to 4:15pm in order to observe social distancing.

Chima added that the first four weeks will be used to end 2020 academic session which is two weeks for intensive learning while other two weeks for exams and after that commenced 2020/2021 academic year.

The commissioner noted that king David Gifted Children International School will also resume on the same date, and the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious and Welfare Matters, very Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Nwali would serve as the Chairman while the Special Assistant to the Governor on Vocational College, Mrs. Adaeze Nwaji is to serve as the Secretary, among others and charged the students to continue to observe all the COVID-19 protocols to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

Lending his voice, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji stated  that the Executive Council members have also suspended the demolition of structures in Abakpa market and Ekwulimiri street respectively, till elders' council would  inspect the areas to ascertain the true situation, work would not start again.

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