The Abia State Government has announced reopening of primary and secondary schools in the State on Monday, 28th September, 2020, to complete the 3rd term of 2019/2020 academic session with one week of revision classes.
This was announced in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, after the State Executive Council Meeting held at the Banquet hall of Government House, Umuahia, Thursday.
The State Government also disclosed that the third term (promotion) examination which is expected to start from Monday, 5th October to Friday, 16th October, 2020, will be used to assess pupils/students based on the tutorial from first and second term, as well as the radio and television classroom program.
According to the Government, the first term of 2020/2021 session for primary and secondary schools in the State will start on 26th October, 2020, as teachers will go on one week break to enable them mark and compute promotional examination results.
It stated that the term will end on the 23rd of December, 2020, and further revealed that the State Commissioner for Education, Dr K C K Nwangwa, will publish other details related to school resumption, including protocols to ensure the protection of school children from COVID-19 infection, approved fees chargeable by private schools and other guidelines.
According to the statement, “the Executive Council approved the resumption of Tertiary institutions in the State based on the time table and protocols submitted to the state government, as will be announced by the management of each school.”