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Kogi state government orders school resumption

The Kogi State Government on Tuesday declares the resuming of schools at all levels, including essential, optional, and tertiary institution in the state.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, who talked during a public interview on Tuesday in Lokoja, said this would produce results from September 14, 2020.

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He stated, ”You will review that His Excellency, GovernorYahaya Bello, coordinated the conclusion of all schools from essential to tertiary organisations in the state from Walk 23, in view of the attacking Coronavirus pandemic.

‘’Subsequently, upon the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education, exit classes were opened for Primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 in Kogi on August 10, to particularly allow the SS3 classes to prepare and write the WAEC examination.

‘’Therefore, upon further review having had several meetings with relevant stakeholders, His Excellency has directed that all schools in Kogi State should fully reopen on September 14, 2020’’, he said.

He, however, advised all heads of schools to ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 protocols as set out by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

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