Faculty reopening: Imo govt proclaims date, offers new directives

The Imo State Authorities has introduced October 5 because the date for the resumption of colleges within the state.

Recall that faculties in Imo had been closed again in March after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

This was contained in a press assertion issued by Mr. Oguwike Nwachukwu, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, and made accessible to newsmen in Owerri on Thursday.

Nwachukwu mentioned that the resumption was, nevertheless, topic to adherence to the suggestions of the committee implementing COVID-19 security pointers headed by Prof. Placid Njoku, the Deputy Governor of Imo State.

He disclosed that the state government council additionally gave approval for the Imo college system to be absolutely automated and digitalized to seize pupils and scholar’s enrollment, lecturers, pupils and college students private information, cost of college charges, examination particulars and different related data regarding faculties within the state.

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The assertion quoted Declan Emelumba, the Commissioner for Info, as saying that the explanation for the automation was to make it simple for anybody to entry data on faculties in addition to information of anybody who handed by way of such faculties.

Emelumba said that the Commissioner for Schooling would head the automation course of.

He, nevertheless, expressed the remorse of the federal government to the discover of a deliberate warning strike by medical doctors in Imo State.

Emelumba described the motion as; “not solely politically motivated however an intention to blackmail the federal government.”

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He defined that the state authorities had been making “frantic efforts to sanitize the wrongs and rots within the payroll system within the healthcare companies the place previous administrations, civil and public servants have been discovered to be confederate.”

The Commissioner urged the general public to not be deceived by the deliberate warning strike by the medical doctors.

He additionally appealed to the medical doctors within the state, particularly their leaders, to rethink their stand on the deliberate warning strike and consider amicable decision by way of dialogue with the suitable representatives of the state authorities.

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