Gombe schools set to resume October 5th 2020
The Gombe State Government has approved the reopening of schools across the state, after six months of COVID-19 break.
Dr Habu Dahiru, Commissioner of Education, disclosed this in a press briefing in Gombe on Thursday, NAN reports. Recall that schools in the Gombe state were closed in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.
And so therefore the schools would complete the pending third term of 2019/2020 academic session in three weeks and begin first term from October 25.
Third term commences on the 4th and 5th for boarding and day students respectively and end on the 23rd of October 2020. While first term will begin on the 25th October and end on the 18th of December 2020 ( 8 weeks).
He said, “boarding schools across the state would resume on Oct. 4, while day schools, including primary, Islamiya and Tsangaya Islamic schools in Gombe, would commence classes Oct. 5.”
The commissioner urged school administrators to continue observing all the COVID-19 protocols through the use of Face masks and observing social distancing, as well as measuring body temperature with infrared thermometers.
He also emphasized the need for all schools in Gombe to establish a school health committee to see to the implementation of health-related protocols.
The commissioner stated that the ministry would engage proprietors of all private schools and all stakeholders to ensure they keyed into a safe resumption programme of the state government.