The Governor of Anambra State, Willy Obiano has given approval for the gradual reopening of schools in the state, six months after schools were closed as due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
This statement was contained in a release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Mr. Nwankwo Nwabueze.
Nwabueze stated that the Government had approved and released a time that will conclude the 2010 /2020 academic session, and also scheduled the state examinations.
“The third term is quite short and we expect schools to make maximum use of the time. We had continued to teach our children at home through various e-platforms including the Anambra State Teaching on Air.
“These various platforms shall be continued as we do a phased reopening of schools and watch the health implications. We enjoin parents to provide hand sanitisers and face masks for children. Let’s work together for the safety of all,” he said.
The timetable for the completion of 2019/2020 Academic calendar showed that NABTEB is to begin on Monday, September 21 to Thursday, October 15, while NECO SSCE will commence on Monday, October 5, to Saturday 14, 2020.
The timetable further indicated that JSS3 students are to resume on Monday 7 September, 2020, while BECE starts on Thursday, 17 September, and will end on Thursday 24 September 2020.
“Primary School Leaving Certificate Exam begins Saturday 12 September 2020, while the third term for 2019/2020 session begins Monday 14 September 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020 for both primary and secondary schools,” the release indicated.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had announced that all tertiary institution will be reopen on the 14 of September 2020, while a tentative date of September 21 was fixed for the resumption of primary and secondary schools in the state.