The Akwa Ibom State government has set the 21st of September 2020 as the date for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in the State to commence schools resumption while the full resumption date is set for the 28th of September.
The government further added that only pupils in primary six or in exit class would resume, to enable them to sit for the Common Entrance Examinations.
This decision was made known in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini EmemObong, during the State Executive Council meeting held on Friday in Government House Uyo, the State capital.
The statement further revealed that Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, will resume on the 5th of October, 2020.
EmemObong noted that private secondary schools could as well commence the process of reopening on the 21st provided they comply with the COVID-19 protocol and review the same with parents. He added that the government would provide face masks to all primary six pupils in schools in Akwa Ibom only at resumption.
The statement noted that the Council had directed the Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Mr. Charles Udoh, to ensure the immediate commencement of work on IBB Avenue since the contract has been duly awarded and fully funded.
It added that the Council congratulated the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko, for being the first Akwa Ibom son appointed as a Life Bencher by the Body of Benchers.
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“Public Secondary Schools to reopen on the 28th of September,2020. While, private secondary schools are to commence their processes for resumption on 21st September,2020, provided they comply with the COVID-19 protocol and review same with parents.
“The Akwa Ibom State University will commence the processes of resumption on 21st September, 2020. College of Education, Afaha Nsit, is to reopening processes on 21st September,2020. Akwa Ibom state Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua will resume on October 5, 2020
“Council directed the Commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources to ensure the immediate commencement of work on IBB Avenue, the contract having been duly awarded and fully funded.
“The Council congratulated the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko on his appointment as a Life Bencher by the Body of Benchers. Nwoko is the first Akwa Ibom person to be so appointed.”