About 16 additional states in Nigeria have approved and announced resumption dates for the continuation of academic activities amid the battle with the second wave of the highly deadly COVID-19.
Legit.ng had earlier listed 6 states that revealed the dates schools, both private and government-owned will be allowed to resume for normal classes after they were shut down with the number of the coronavirus infection spiralling on daily basis.
State governments were advised by the Nigerian government not to fix their resumption dates earlier than Monday, January 18, 2021.
However, some complied with the directive while others fixed resumption dates earlier than the date advised.
In this piece, Legit.ng highlights 16 more states that have approved the full reopening despite the second wave of coronavirus.
1. Enugu state
On Monday, January 4, the Enugu state ministry of education announced January 18, 2021, as the resumption date for all schools in the state. Prof. Uche Eze, the state commissioner for education made the disclosure in a statement.
2. Niger state
The Niger state government has approved January 18, 2021, as the new resumption date for commencement of the first term of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools.
3. Ebonyi state
The Ebonyi state government has directed all public and private schools in the state to resume classes on January 18, 2021.
The government announced that this is the official resumption date for first-term academic activities of the 2020/2021 school session.
4. Kwara state
The Kwara state government through the chief press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday, January 1, announced that its tertiary institutions will resume on January 11.
5. Delta State
On Saturday, January 9, Delta state commissioner for basic and secondary education, Patrick Ukah, announced that schools in the state would resume academic session on January 18.
6. Ogun state
The Ogun state government announced January 18, 2021, as the official resumption date for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session.
7. Osun state
The Osun state government in a statement by Kehinde Olaniyan, the coordinating director of the ministry of education on Tuesday, January 5, ordered all schools to resume for the continuation of the 2020/2021 first term academic session on January 18, 2021.
8. Benue state
Sequel to the Benue state task force on COVID-19 directives regarding the resumption of schools, the commissioner ministry of education, Prof. Dennis A. Ityavyar directed all schools in the state to reopen on January 18, 2021, for the second term of 2020/2021 session.
9. Abia state
Dr. Kanelechi Nwangwa, the Abia state commissioner for Education, said all primary and secondary schools in the state would resume on January 11, 2021, for the continuation of the first term of 2020/2021 academic session.
10. Anambra state
Anambra state government under the leadership of Willie Obiano, approved January 18, 2021, as the new resumption date for schools in the state.
11. Kogi State
The commissioner for education, science, and technology in Kogi state, Wemi Jones announced that schools in the state are to resume on January 18, 2021.
12. Bayelsa state
All primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa state will resume on Monday, January 11, 2021, according to the commissioner for education, Gentle Emelah.
13. Plateau State
Elizabeth Wapmuk, the commissioner for education, (Secondary) in Plateau state, announced that all schools in the state will reopen on January 18, 2021.
14. Cross River State
Cross river state government has ordered all public and private schools in the state to resume on January 18, 2021, to commence academic activities for 2nd term 2020/2021 session.
15. Oyo State – January 11th, 2021
All public and private schools including Technical Colleges have been ordered to resume classes on Monday, January 11, 2021.
16. Zamfara State – January 4th, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021, was announced as the official resumption date for the commencement of first term academic activities for the 2020/2021 academic session in Zamfara state.
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