The Edo State Government has announced that educational institutions in the state, from primary schools to tertiary institutions, are to resume academic activities effective from Monday, February 1, 2021.
In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the directive is given after due consultations with the institutions and their representatives to ascertain and confirm their preparedness to abide by the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention protocol in their operations.
According to him, “The Edo State Government hereby announces that educational institutions in the state are to resume academic activities effective from Monday, February 1, 2021.
“This directive applies to all schools, from primary to tertiary institutions, domiciled in the state. The schools are to fully comply with the state government’s COVID-19 protocol.
“Relevant personnel have been trained and mobilized to undertake regular inspection of school premises to ensure strict adherence to the protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.”
He added the state government has a standing enforcement team to monitor and enforce sanctions on institutions that violate the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
Meanwhile the state Ministry of education in a statement by Mrs Stella-Maris Imasuen has directed secondary schools to run two shifts with Senior secondary students resuming in the afternoon by 12:30 pm.