Kano Schools to Reopen October 11

Reports on 9ja news says that the government of Kano state has directed the reopening of private and public schools in the state from October 11.

This was made known by the state Commissioner for Education, Muhammad S. Kiru disclosed at a press briefing in Kano.

According to the Commissioner, students in JSS1 and SS1 in both private and public schools for boarding and day secondary schools are to wait for extra five weeks.

“JSS1 and SS1 in both public and private schools, boarding and day are to wait at home for additional five weeks until the end of the transitional and qualifying examinations to ensure social distancing in classes and hostels”.

Also, the classes have been staggered to give room for social distancing as required by health experts against the coronavirus.

The resumption schedule read by the commissioner says that Primary 1 and 2 are to attend classes only on Mondays and Tuesdays while primary 3, 4 and 5 are to attend classes only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with effect from Monday 12th October.

Kiru said the first three weeks of resumption would be used for conducting second term examination and the third term 2019/2020 academic session commences immediately afterwards.

The Commissioner added that the state would take full responsibility of providing the necessary items for the safety of staff and students and so no school should collect money from students for facemasks and sanitizer.

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