Akwa Ibom State Government Staggers School Resumption for Secondary Schools


The Akwa Ibom State Government has disclosed its intention to stagger school days for Secondary schools with a population of over 2000 students

The State Government pointed out that the categorization is to prevent overcrowding and congestion of classes begins academic activities from September 28, for Secondary schools and October 5th for Primary schools.

Secretary to the State Government, and Chairman COVID-19 Management Committee, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, during a briefing with news men on Wednesday, hinted that students in JSS1-SS1 are to resume classes on Mondays to Wednesdays, while SS1-SS2 will resume Thursdays to Saturdays from 8am and 2pm.

He stated: “primary six pupils had already resumed classes on Monday, September 21, while primary 1-5 are to resume on Monday, October 5, 2020, and ends 14th November 2020.

Ekuwem explained that the SS1 students will resume on September 28, but will go break from November 6 to 15, 2020, while the JSS1-SS1 will resume September 28 and end November 14.

“All schools will resume for the first term 2020/2021 academic year on November 16, and end January 30th, the second tewrm will rsume Febuary 1, 2021, and end on Thursday, April 1st 2021, for the Easter break. All schools are to resume for the third term of the 2020/2021 session on Monday, 19th 2021, and end on Friday 23rd July, 2021.

First term 2021/2022 session will commence on13th September 2021, and end on 17th December, 2021.

He also called on parents and guidance to provide facemasks for their children, while assuring that the State Government will continue to put measures in place that would help curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state, even as schools plans to  reopen academic session.

It would be recalled that the Akwa-Ibom State Government had earlier directed Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary institutions in the state to begin the process of school resumption on the 21st of September, 2020, with full resumption of schools slated for September 28, 2020.

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