Anambra State Ministry of Basic Education has said that only SS3 students in approved Public, Private and Mission schools can resume studies in the state.
The resumption announcement was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha.
The commissioner said while boarders are to return on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, while classes will resume for boarders and day students on Wednesday, August 5.
The statement however directed that schools that have not complied with the COVID-19 protocols and are yet to fill the schools’ readiness for resumption form, are to delay reopening until they do so from 3rd to 7th August.
The statement further requested schools to start immediately to prepare students for the WAEC examination that comes up from 17th August, 2020 while students in schools that take only NABTEB examination are to resume on 7th September 2020, as NABTEB examinations start from 21 September, 2020.
The commissioner advised boarders, who are able to go to school from home to do so while students, who are in the boarding school need to fill the re-entry clearance forms to enable state government track their movement history.
The statement directed that, “All schools should have only one point of entrance into the school for proper monitoring and health checks while all students’ temperature must be checked with infrared thermometer on a daily basis before they are allowed entry into the school.”
It said that the COVID-19 Task Force of schools must work together to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are observed by the students, adding that no student shall be allowed into the school without properly putting on a face mask.