COVID-19: Rivers Govt re-opens secondary, vocational, tertiary establishments

The Rivers State Government Council has accepted the reopening of Faculties within the State.

Commissioner for Training, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku made the disclosure to newsmen after an emergency SEC assembly on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt.

Prof. Ebeku stated the Council accepted that faculties in Rivers ought to reopen on October 5, 2020.

In line with him, “The SEC accepted the reopening of all Secondary Faculties, Vocational faculties and Tertiary Faculties.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the council based mostly on medical recommendation, didn’t approve the reopening of Major Faculties within the state which might await a brand new date sooner or later.

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“Moreover, the Government council accepted the organising of a 7-man Taskforce to watch compliance of the COVID-19 protocol in all the colleges.”

Earlier, the Commissioner for Data and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim re-emphasized that bars and golf equipment remained closed within the State.

Nsirim added that companies, together with Cinemas, Parks and Eating places ought to stay operational between 6am-9pm each day.

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Additionally Talking, Commissioner for Well being, Professor Princewill Chike stated the wonderful of N100million stays in place for any defaulter of the COVID-19 rule on burial.

State Commissioner for Social Welfare, Inime Aguma stated all Native authorities Chairmen have been empowered to watch wedding ceremony ceremonies of their native authorities areas, “to make sure compliance of Government Order No. 16 of the Rivers State authorities,” which additionally prescribes a N100 milliin wonderful for anybody who holds a marriage reception amidst the pandemic.

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