By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
Public schools in Kwara State will commence their second term academic activities this Monday, 18th January, 2021, the state government has announced.
Government had earlier announced January 11, 2021 as the resumption date for academic activities for all schools in the state.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this at the Education Stakeholders’ Meeting in Ilorin, the state capital.
She stated that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the date as the official commencement of the 2020/2021 second term academic session in the state.
Reminding both teachers and pupils that safety guidelines for COVID-19 should be intact in all schools in the state, the Permanent Secretary said, “Nobody should enter the school premises without a facemask on. Any school that does not comply with NCDC and Federal Ministry of Education guidelines will face appropriate sanctions.”
She reiterated the commitment of the present administration in the state to flattening the curve of COVID-19 transmission in state.
In his remarks, the Chairman, Kwara State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Chief Olu Adewara, who spoke on behalf of stakeholders, appreciated the governor for being proactive in making decisions in the state, especially on educational developments.
The NUT boss gave assurance that his members would abide by the rules and regulations for the prevention of COVID-19.
The meeting was well attended by stakeholders in the education sector and management of the ministry.