COVID-19: Kogi govt announces date for reopening of schools

The Kogi State Government has disclosed date for reopening of schools at all levels in the state.

Wemi Jones, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, disclosed that primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions would reopen on September 14.

Jones disclosed this at a press conference, in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday.

The Commissioner explained that the decision was taken after series of consultations with relevant stakeholders in the state, NAN reports.

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“You will recall that Gov. Yahaya Bello had directed the closure of all schools from primary to tertiary institutions in the state from March 23, because of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

“Subsequently, upon the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education, exit classes were opened for Primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 in Kogi on Aug. 10, to particularly allow the SS3 classes to prepare and write the WAEC examination.

”Therefore, upon further review, having held several meetings with relevant stakeholders, the governor has directed that all schools in Kogi should fully reopen on Sept. 14, 2020,” he said.

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