Education: JSS 3, SSS 3 Students Will Resume First

Education: JSS 3, SSS 3 Students Will Resume First

Ahead of the reopening of schools, the government of Edo has disclosed that Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students would be prioritised.

Earlier in the country, schools were shut in March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.

However, the Governor of the state Godwin Obaseki of Edo State said, the state was liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education to develop guidelines for the reopening of schools.

According to a statement released on Sunday, it read “Schools remain closed, however, guidelines for phased reopening are being developed together with the Federal Ministry of Education especially for students in JSS 3 and SS 3 who are preparing for their exit examinations.

“I encourage all Edo parents and guardians of pupils in primary schools, to continue to utilize our e-learning platforms for their educational needs, while they are still at home.”

“Following consultations with the Christian Association of Nigeria and religious bodies, we will commence a reopening of places of worship. We are expanding screening and testing to religious groups/organisations and business establishments. We call on all religious organisations, corporate bodies, and health facilities to assist us drive modalities for our new norm and cooperate with the designated health and security agencies in this regard,” he added.

The Governor also emphasised that the 10pm to 4am curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 subsist in the state.

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