Abia State government has announced that primary and secondary schools in the state will resume on Monday, September 28, 2020, to enable them complete the 3rd term of 2019/2020 academic session with one week of revision classes.
This is as the State Executive Council (Exco), also approved the resumption of tertiary institutions in the State, based on the time table and protocols submitted to the State Government, as will be announced by the management of each institution.
The decisions were taken at the State Executive Council meeting held, Thursday, September 24, 2020, at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Umuahia, the State capital.
The meeting chaired by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, affirmed that 3rd-term (promotion) examination, which is expected to start from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 16, 2020, would be used to assess pupils/students, based on the tutorial from first and second terms, as well as the radio/television classroom programmes.
The meeting agreed that 1st term of 2020/21 session for primary and secondary schools in the State will start on October 26, 2020, as teachers would go on one week break to enable them mark and compute promotional examination results, while 1st term will end on December 23, 2020.
The Exco explained that Kaanalechi Nwangwa, commissioner for Education, will publish other details related to school resumption, including protocols to ensure the protection of school children from COVID-19 infection, approved fees chargeable, by private schools and other guidelines.