Adamawa State government has fixed Monday, October 12, 2020 for the reopening of public and private schools across the state.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri who issued the directive, regretted the long closure of the schools due to COVID-19 pandemic alongside other sectors of the economy.
Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, press secretary who issued the statement quoted Fintiri as saying: “I am pleased to announce Monday, October 12 as the date for resumption of academic activities from basic to tertiary level having wasted so much time. As a government we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols”.
Meanwhile, the government has directed the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to meet with stakeholders in the sector to discuss modalities for the reopening.
School managers in the state are directed to strictly observe the COVID-19 Protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of students.
He said: “Schools must ensure washing of Hands at entry points, use of facemask and hand sanitizers as well as Social Distancing and proper hygiene as any Institution or school found wanting risk closure and sanctioning”.
The government also urged parents to take interest in the Health of their children and wards by assisting schools and providing the basic requirements needed for their children in the fight against the pandemic.