Abia Government on Thursday announced that primary and secondary schools are to resume on September 28 to complete the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, made this known in a statement he issued in Umuahia on the outcome of the State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting.
Okiyi-Kalu stated that the schools were expected to conduct a one-week revision classes to prepare the pupils and students for the promotion examination.
According to him, the state government directed that the examination should hold from October 5 to October 16.
He further stated that the examination would be used to assess the children, in addition to their first and second term work as well as the radio/television classroom programme.
He stated that teachers would be given one week to prepare the third term results, while the first term of 2020/21 session would commence on October 26 and end on December 23
Okiyi-Kalu also stated that the Ministry of Education would publish other guidelines, including the COVID-19 protocols and approved fees to be charged by private schools.
He stated that the resumption dates for tertiary institutions would be announced by the schools’ authorities based on the time-table and protocols submitted to the state government. (NAN)