Emaka Akomas, Umuahia
Public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in Abia state has reopened for 2020/2021 academic session.
The Commissioner for Education Chief Akanele Nwagwa advised all school heads to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols which include social distancing, general environmental cleanliness and washing of hands with soap under running water among others.
He also advised them to follow to the letter the guidelines for admitting new students.
Chief Nwagwa warned the school heads against not adhering to COVID -19 protocols “such schools will be closed down.”
When Edge Express visited some of the schools in Umuahia, we observed that many schools registered low turn out of pupils and students, due to low sensitization of the public on the changing of resumption date earlier scheduled for 26th of October to 2nd of November due to EndSARS protest.
Similarly, the Abia state government has relaxed curfew imposed on the state due to EndSARS protest from 6 pm to 6 am.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka advised all to continue to maintain peace in the state while going about their businesses.