Public and private primary and secondary schools in Rivers state will resume on January 4.
Mr Chidi Adiele, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, announced that Governor Nyesom Wike gave the approval in a statement in Port Harcourt.
“The Rivers Education Ministry wishes
wishes to announce that, with the approval of Gov. Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands.
“Accordingly, both public and private schools in the state are hereby reminded that schools will resume on Jan. 4, 2021 for normal academic activities.
“Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitiser and staggered classes.
“The classes are expected to be staggered morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding,” he said.
Adiele wished pupils, students, parents and guardians the very best in the academic year.