Isiyaku Ahmed, Kano
Exit students in SS3 classes in Kano State are to resume on Monday, the 10th of August, 2020 as approved by the Government. They are expected to commence writing their external exams from August 17.
The state Commissioner of Education Muhammad Sanusi Kiru announced this at a news conference in Kano.
He said “all principals and proprietors of public and private schools are to note that the one-week period starting from today, Monday, 3rd August, 2020 is to enable them make necessary preparation, including putting in place adequate measures against Covid-19”.
The ministry, also warned that no schools, whether public or private, is allowed to reopen before 10th of August.
The Commissioner further stressed that principals are to ensure maximum compliance with the agreed guidelines. Principals are to ensure reduced hours of work/revision to 4 hours per shift, by adhering to social distancing both in classes, Laboratories, Libraries and hostels and also isolation room for suspected cases, he added.
Private school owners are expected to report their readiness to the Kano State Private and Voluntary Institutions Management Board (KSPVIMB) using appropriate checklist and obtaining a written, “no objection to open” on clean bill of health.
Gov. Ganduje had earlier directed the Commissioner for Environment to decontaminate/disinfect the affected private and public schools while the Education and Health Ministries are to jointly provide hand washing facilities, facemasks and arrange for free temperature monitoring of both staff and students to reduce risk of covid-19 infection.