From Aminu Dalhatu (Kaduna)

Kaduna State Government has approved Monday, February 22, 2021 as the second phase resumption date for Schools.

In a statement by the State Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Usman Mohammed says SS2, SS1 and JS2 in Public and Private Secondary Schools; Primary 4, 5 and 6 for Public Primary Schools and Primary 3, 2, 1 and Nursery classes for Private Primary Schools including Islamiyah Schools respectively are to resume.

According to the statement, Kaduna State Ministry of Education has directed all Principals and Head Teachers to make arrangements to receive Boarding and Day students of the above stated classes on Monday.

It explains that, the State Covid-19 Task Force will continue monitoring all schools to ensure that safe learning environment against the pandemic are strictly adhered and maintained in addition to the continuous enforcement of the COVID 19 Guidelines put in place by the State Government.

The statement noted that, all administrators of public and private schools must continue to comply with all COVID-19 Protocols as any violation may lead to the closure of the affected school without any notice.

It says Schools will continue to run shifts to enable them sustain the guidelines already in place and take personal responsibility for their own health by continuing to abide by the simple preventive measures already in place.

“School Administrators of public and private schools should continue implementing the blended learning system while the Ministry is assuring the public of continuing the e-learning program using Google classrooms, radio and television stations and other online platforms”.

The Ministry appreciated the support of all stakeholders in the education sector and calls on them not to relent in joining its various monitoring teams to ensure safe learning environment for all learners.