Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has directed all schools from basic to tertiary, public and private in the State to resume academic activities on October 12.
The Adamawa state Governor who urged schools to maintain all safety precautions for prevention against the spread of the pandemic, expressed regret of schools shutting down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Finitiri also called on parents to take interest in the well-being of their children and wards by supporting schools with the provision of basic requirements needed for their children to observe the basic safety guidelines in the fight against the pandemic.
A statement released by the Adamawa state government on Thursday September 24 read;
‘The Adamawa State Government has announced Monday October 12th 2020 as date for the reopening of both Public and Private Schools across the State.
‘Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who issued the directive, regretted the long closure of schools due to the crisis of COVID-19 Pandemic alongside other sectors of the economy.
‘I am pleased to announce Monday October 12th as the date for resumption of academic activities from the Basic to Tertiary levels having wasted so much time,’ the Governor said.
‘As a Government, we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols.’
‘Consequently, the Governor has directed the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to meet with stakeholders in the sector to discuss modalities for the reopening.
‘The Governor has also directed school managers to observe the COVID-19 Protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of Students.’