COVID-19: Abia govt releases pointers as faculties resume in state

Abia State authorities has launched COVID-19 pointers every college should strictly adjust to, following the reopening of main and secondary faculties within the State.

A press release signed by the state Commissioner, Ministry of Training, Prof Kanelechi CK Nwangwa mentioned there have to be use of thermometers to examine the temperature on the college gate on daily basis.

Common washing of palms with cleaning soap and water on the established hand washing stations and use of hand sanitizers by employees and pupils/college students have to be strictly adopted.

He additionally acknowledged that each one directors, academics, college students and guests to all faculties should put on face masks and there will likely be no lengthy breaks.

”No video games/sports activities actions, organized or not, will likely be allowed in our faculties for now. We are going to proceed to keep up social and bodily distancing of not less than 2 meters in our courses.

”No basic morning assemblies will likely be held in our faculties. Lecturers ought to conduct morning prayers earlier than the primary interval on daily basis.

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”All faculties should benefit from the COVID-19 lectures they’ve acquired to always educate and remind pupils and college students that safety from the an infection is a private accountability that nobody ought to neglect at any time.,’ he added.

Nwangwa additional famous that faculties should run from 8.00am to 1.40pm each day and sick bays, isolation facilities already created within the faculties have to be maintained.

He mentioned that after the third time period examination, college students will go for a brief break to permit the academics mark and compute the promotional examination outcomes.

The federal government additionally directed that non-public faculties will likely be anticipated to pay solely 30% of third time period college charges and 30% of the authorised levies in public senior secondary faculties.

It warned that any college that fees any charges or levies past the 30% restrict will likely be appropriately sanctioned.

”On Monday, October 26, 2020, the primary time period of the 2020/2021 tutorial session will begin. All pupils and college students should return to highschool to begin tutorial actions for the time period.

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”The primary time period of 2020/2021 tutorial session will run from October 26 to December 23, 2020, earlier than a brief break from December 24, 2020 – January 3, 2021.

”From Monday, January 4, 2021, the primary time period will proceed and finish on January 21, 2021. All college students pays the traditional full college charges and levies for the primary time period.

”The second time period of 2020/2021 tutorial session will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021, and run for 12 weeks ending on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

”Third time period for the 2020/2021 tutorial session will begin on Could 10, 2021, and finish on August 5, 2021.”

The State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, nevertheless, authorised that each one Creche, Nursery and Kindergarten Faculties will stay closed for now till the Authorities considers it’s protected for them to renew.

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