Delta State Government has assured parents and guardians of students and pupils that primary and secondary schools closed in the state due to the COVID 19 pandemic would soon be reopened.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, said that the reopening would be in line with the directive of the federal government that only graduating classes, that is primary six pupils, JSS3 and SS3 students who have external examinations would resume classes.
In a statement in Asaba Monday 6th July 2020, Chief Ukah disclosed that a meeting have been scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday 7th July 2020, between the federal and state governments to fine tune modalities for the reopening of schools.
The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner disclosed that several meetings have been ongoing with critical stakeholders in the educational sector in the state, targeted at the eventual reopening of schools.
He said that the educational advancement of students and pupils in the state is of paramount importance to the state government, adding however that the necessary protocols to curtail the continued spread of the infection must be in place before schools would be reopen.
The Commissioner advised students to continue to take advantage of the state government’s teleclass educational programmes on several radio and television stations in the state to update themselves in their academic studies.
Chief Ukah, advised Deltans to disregard those who are posting fake dates that schools would be reopen in the state, describing their action as not only unauthorized but meant to deceive members of the the public.
The innovative Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner stated that once all modalities for the safe reopening of schools in the state are concluded, a date for the reopening would be announced officially.