The Executive Governor of IMO state, Hope Uzodinma has started making preparation towards reopening of schools in the state while obeying all the preventive measures issued by the Nigeria centre for Disease control, NCDC. torixus reports.
Uzodinma in a statement issued to the general public on Thursday said his government is making move to see that students return to their classrooms.
He said, his government will meet with public school owners, stakeholders, parents and head of schools to collectively Mount out plan that will ensure the safety of students when they finally resume.
“As a Government, we have begun the process of tinkering with the modalities for the resumption of schools in Imo State.
“We will soon meet with stakeholders in the Education Sector, including parents and heads of private and public schools to collectively work out the re-opening modalities in line with COVID-19 protocols. Consequently, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has fixed August 4 to September 5, 2020, for students writing their West African School Certificate Examinations.
“At the end of the weekly Executive Council Meeting held at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers on Wednesday, which I precided over, the government agreed to set modalities in motion for the resumption of schools in Imo.
“The Commissioner for Education, Prof. B. T. O. Ikegwuoha was directed to interface with the stakeholders to work out the modalities for a seemless resumption of schools.” He said