The Kwara State Government on Monday, directed Senior Secondary School students, SS3, to resume academic activities on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
This was announced by the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Ahmed, during the official presentation of protective kits to the ministry by the state deputy governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi on Monday, in preparation of Wednesday’s resumption of students sitting for the senior secondary school certificate examinations.
Alabi directed the ministry to ensure that the protective kits reach all the students that will resume on Wednesday.
“This is the first phase as we are also giving out sanitizers, while the Ministry of Education working with the state Covid-19 technical committee and stakeholders in the sector, has been mandated to ensure that safety rules are adhered to,” the deputy governor stated.
The commissioner also urged All Nigeria Confederation of Principals, ANCOPSS, to ensure that both teachers and students observe the rules and regulations of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in order to avoid casualties in schools.
According to her, “Monitoring teams from the ministry and its agencies will be going round for inspection,” adding that ” only the SS3 students are to resume on Wednesday for now.”
The government, she warned, “would not hesitate to discipline any school official that attempts to endanger the lives of the students.”