The Ebonyi State Government has announced the reopening of schools in the state from October 5, 2020, with the exception of 0-5 years pupils in the nursery and crèche classes. The Commissioner for Education, Onyebuchi Chima revealed this on Thursday after the state’s executive council meeting in Abakaliki.

He stated that the resumption will be for the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education as academic activities will be ‘staggered’ according to the recommendation by the ministry of education.

Chima remarked that when schools resume, there will be morning and afternoon sessions, with the morning sessions starting from 8a.m to 12p.m while the afternoon sessions will begin from 12.15p.m to 4.15p.m.

According to him, the junior primary section 1-3 and junior secondary 1-3 classes will have their classes in the morning, while the senior primary section 4-6 and senior secondary 1-3 classes will run in the afternoon.

The Commissioner said that the first two to three weeks of academic resumption will be dedicated to intensive studies to enable them to conclude the remaining programmes of the 2019/2020 academic session.

According to him, a mini-promotional examination will be conducted to enable schools to move fully into the 2020/2021 academic session.


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