Abia: Ikpeazu approves reopening of schools from January 11

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This is contained in a statement by the stateโ€™s Commissioner for Education, Dr Kanaelechi Nwangwa, in Abia on Friday.

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, has approved the reopening of all schools in the state on Monday, Jan. 11, for the continuation of the first term of 2020/2021 academic session.

Nwangwa directed all school heads and proprietors to ensure the observance of COVID-19 protocols for the safety of teachers and students.

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He said that this was imperative following the the second wave of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.

โ€œThey should also note that by this directive, the first term of 2020/2021 will now officially end on Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021.

โ€œThis is to ensure that the first term runs a full course as expected.

โ€œAny school proprietor that shortchanges this schedule and decides to cut corners by running an abridged term will be appropriately sanctioned.

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โ€œThe duration of the first term for the 2020/2021 academic session is from Nov. 2, 2020 to Feb. 10, 2021 with the Christmas break in-between,โ€ he said.

Nwangwa urged school heads and proprietors to be properly guided by the directive to avoid unwanted consequences.

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