Abia State government has asked primary and secondary schools in the state to resume on October 26th, 2020.
The government also released COVID-19 guidelines each school must strictly comply with, following the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the State.
A statement signed by the state Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Prof Kanelechi CK Nwangwa said there must be use of thermometers to check the temperature at the school gate every day.
Regular washing of hands with soap and water at the established handwashing stations and use of hand sanitizers by staff and pupils/students must be strictly followed.
He also stated that all administrators, teachers, students and visitors to all schools must wear face masks and there will be no long breaks.
”No games/sports activities, organized or not, will be allowed in our schools for now. We will continue to maintain social and physical distancing of at least 2 meters in our classes.
”No general morning assemblies will be held in our schools. Teachers should conduct morning prayers before the first period every day.