GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the reopening of all schools in the state on Monday, January 11, for the continuation of the first term of 2020/2021 academic session.
Education Commissioner, Kanaelechi Nwangwa, said yesterday that all school heads and proprietors should ensure the observance of COVID-19 protocols for the safety of teachers and students.
He said this was imperative following the second wave of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“They should also note that by this directive, the first term of 2020/2021 will now officially end on Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021,” he said.
“This is to ensure that the first term runs a full course as expected.
“Any school proprietor that shortchanges this schedule and decides to cut corners by running an abridged term will be appropriately sanctioned.
“The duration of the first term for the 2020/2021 academic session is from Nov. 2, 2020 to Feb. 10, 2021 with the Christmas break in-between,” he said.
Nwangwa urged school heads and proprietors to be properly guided by the directive to avoid unwanted consequences.