Governor Simeon Lalong of Plateau State has directed the re-opening of all public and private primary and secondary schools across the state from 30th October 2020.
Makut Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Lalong, in a statement, said the governor gave the directive following successful engagements with all stakeholders and setting up mechanisms for observing the COVID-19 protocols in the schools.
The schools are to resume academic activities for 3rd term and ensure they operate within the guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for the safety of students and teachers.
All grade six students are to resume schools between 19th-23rd October to prepare for the First School Leaving Certificate and National Common Entrance Examinations while heads of public and private schools with huge population are advised to consider staggered school attendance to avoid going against COVID-19 protocols relating to social distancing.
“Already, various training and engagements have been held to orientate school principals and teachers on basic operational requirements.
“Similarly, the management of schools have been mandated to clean, fumigate and re-arrange the school environment preparatory to the resumption. In the meantime, arrangements are ongoing to facilitate the resumption of tertiary institutions in the State.”