Schools urged to communicate reopening dates to parents

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Schools across the country have been directed to communicate their specific reopening dates to parents and students to avoid chaos.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in a statement released by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry, Ben Goong, at the end of a meeting of the minister with commissioners of education in the 36 states on Monday.

The minister who said that all the 104 Unity Colleges were ready to reopen ahead of the Aug. 4 reopening date for schools, lauded principals of unity colleges for the comprehensive preparation put in place for resumption.

He said that the commissioners had reported varying degrees of preparation and readiness for reopening between the Aug. 4 and Aug. 10 in all schools within their jurisdictions.

“From today, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Permanent Secretary and Directors will embark on an assessment tour of all Unity Colleges to ascertain and confirm the reports they have received from the principals of Unity Colleges.

“Similarly, the Federal Education Quality Assurance Directors deployed to the states have been directed to monitor compliance in their respective states.

“Honourable Commissioners from the states were enjoined to embark on assessment tours in their jurisdictions to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening.

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“While most schools will reopen tomorrow, others will continue to fine tune their preparations in the coming days for reopening,” he said.

The minister urged all returning students to undergo temperature checks before being admitted into their schools.

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