Anambra: Face Masks Mandatory As SS3 Students Resume Classes August 5th

Senior secondary III students in Anambra State will resume classes on August 5th 2020 to enable them prepare for their forthcoming external examinations, according to the state’s Ministry of Basic Education.

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All students are also expected to wear face masks in order to be allowed into classes.

The ministry, in a statement made available to THE WHISTLER in Awka, Friday, stated that only SS3 students in approved public, private and mission schools were billed to resume. It stated that boarders were to return on Tuesday, 4th August 2020, while classes would resume on Wednesday, 5th August 2020.

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The statement, signed by the state’s commissioner for basic education, Prof Kate Azuka Omenugha, added that, “Schools that have not complied with the Covid-19 protocols in schools and yet to fill the schools’ readiness for resumption forms are to delay reopening until they do so. They are given between 3rd and 7th August, 2020, to comply.”

While urging parents and guardians to look up for up-to-date schools on www.anambrabasiceducation.com, the commissioner requested schools to immediately commence preparations for the upcoming WAEC examination scheduled from 17th August, 2020.

According to Prof Omenugha, “Students in schools that take only NABTEB examinations are to resume on 7th September 2020, as NABTED examinations start from 21st September, 2020. Students living at boarders, who are able to go to school from home are advised to do so. Students who are in the boarding schools need to fill the re-entry clearance forms to enable us to track their movement history. All schools should have only one point of entrance into the school. This is for proper monitoring and health checks.

“All students’ temperature must be checked with infrared thermometres on a daily basis before they are allowed entry into the school. The Covid-19 task force of schools must work together to ensure that all Covid-19 protocols are observed by the students. No student shall be allowed into the school without properly putting on a face mask.” 

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