Kaduna State Ministry of Education has directed all SS2, JS2 and and Primary Six students of both public and private schools across the state to resume schools from next week Monday, October 19.

Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir Elrufai

The State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Shehu Usman Makarfi announced this during a press briefing in Kaduna.

Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Shehu Makarfi

Alhaji Shehu Makarfi said boarding school students would resume on the eighteen of this month while on the 19th are for the day students to resume.

The Commissioner noted that, all Primary Six students would come back school to sit for their exit exams, the SS2 student to would also come back to sit for their exams that would move them to SS3 while the JS2 students would resume and write their exam that will move them to JS3.

“We will monitor immediately after a week or two, ones we found that, the arrangement we make are so adquate, we will also invite the next batch of students to come and join their colleagues in schools, we will be doing gradually until we are able absorb all students back to classes”

“We are also encouraging schools to go on shifting system, some should come in the morning to Start lesson from 8am and close 12 while the next students should start their lesson by 1pm and close by 5pm”

“We are doing this to ensure adequate space and less time for contact by students”

According to him, every school is expected to have thermometer, social distancing, use of facemask, washing of hand regularly and checking body temperature as well as observing all the Covid 19 protocols.

Alhaji Makarfi implored parents to safeguard the means of transportation of their children by using arrange school bus that will be picking their children from their communities to schools with a view to reduce transmission of COVID 19.

According to him, every school must have committee comprising School Base Management Committee and members of communities around the school to form a team that would be monitoring Covid-19 compliance in every school.

He explained that, at local government level, a taskforce team would also be constituted that would move round from one school to another being private or public to also monitor all the Covid 19 protocols to ensure fully compliance.

The Commissioner further stated that, Ministry of Education would soon have meeting with the leadership of Islamiyya, Qur’anic and other Tsangaya schools and the State Bureau for interfaith with a view to give them opportunity for continue learning.

According to him, as well as they would respect the Covid 19 protocol, surely they would also be allow to open and continue their school learning.

He added that, about one point five billion naira has been approved to repair about one hundred and twenty five schools that needs repair during this Covid 19 period.

AMINU DALHATU