All Nursery and Primary schools in Rivers state have been ordered to reopen from Monday, November 23rd, 2020.
The approval for reopening was given by governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by Sir Chidi Adiele on behalf of the Commissioner of Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku.
It noted that the resumption was for commencement of the first term of the 2020/2021 academic session.
The statement read: “This is to inform the general public that His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS (Africa), Governor of Rivers State, has approved the reopening of all Public and Private Nursery and Primary Schools in the State with effect from Monday 23rd November 2020 for First Term 2020/2021 academic session, in line with the School Calendar published by the Ministry of Education in August 2020.
“By this all Head Teachers, Proprietors and other concerned persons should take all necessary steps to ensure safe and hitch-free resumption in line with extant COVID-19 Protocols.”
Parents, guardians and the general public have been advised to prepare their children for resumption.