Kogi orders reopening of all schools September 14
The Kogi State Government on Tuesday announced the reopening of schools at all levels , including primary , secondary and tertiary institutions in the state .
The state Commissioner for Education , Science and Technology , Mr Wemi Jones , who spoke during a press conference on Tuesday in Lokoja, said this would take effect from September 14 , 2020 .
He said , ‘’ You will recall that His Excellency , Governor Yahaya Bello , directed the closure of all schools from primary to tertiary institutions in the state from March 23 , because of the ravaging COVID -19 pandemic.
‘’ Subsequently, upon the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education , exit classes were opened for Primary 6 , JSS 3 and SS 3 in Kogi on August 10 , to particularly allow the SS3 classes to prepare and write the WAEC examination .
‘’ Therefore, upon further review having had several meetings with relevant stakeholders, His Excellency has directed that all schools in Kogi State should fully reopen on September 14 , 2020 ’’ , he said.
He, however, advised all heads of schools to ensure full compliance with the COVID -19 protocols as set out by the Presidential Task Force ( PTF ) on COVID – 19