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Kaduna State Govt. Announces Resumption Date for Tertiary Institutions



Latest: Kaduna State Govt. Announces Resumption Date for Tertiary Institutions

Kaduna State Government has announced the resumption date for academic activities of all tertiary institutions in the state. See details.

The Kaduna State Government has approved Monday 25th January 2021 as resumption date for Tertiary Institutions across the State. This approval came after an Assessment Team had gone round all Tertiary Institutions in Kaduna State to ensure their level of preparedness and plans for reopening are in full compliance with the State COVID-19 preventive protocols and for safe learning environments against the pandemic.

Managements of all Tertiary Institutions must therefore ensure strict adherence to all the guidelines and protocols put in place by the State Government which includes compulsory wearing of facemasks by students, academic and non-academic staff in all the schools; temperature checks and washing facilities situated at strategic locations, with constant water supply or the use of sanitizers; avoiding overcrowding both in class size and hostel occupancy; and the availability of functional health facilities for isolation of suspected cases.

All the measures which have been assessed and confirmed to be in place must be sustained as any lapse or bridge will lead to the closure of the erring Institution without notice. Resumption by all Tertiary Institutions will be in phases as provided by the Institutions and according to their academic levels and subject to school’s compliance with guidelines in place.

Unscheduled monitoring visits to schools across the state will be conducted by a Task Force Team to ensure continuous compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines.

The Kaduna State Ministry of Education wishes to express its profound appreciation for the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring the containment of pandemic in the State.

Meanwhile, assessment based on Covid-19 guidelines issued by the State Ministry of Health for all other levels of Public and Private Schools (Secondary and Primary) is ongoing and once this is concluded, reported, and approved, a pronouncement will be made accordingly.

 

PHOEBE SUKAI YAYI

PERMANENT SECRETARY

For: COMMISSIONER


Earlier: Kaduna State Govt. Releases Notice on Resumption of Schools

The Kaduna State Government is informing the general public, especially parents of pupils In primary SIx (6) of both public and private schools, that the Placement/Selection Examinations for the 2020/2021 Academic Session into Junior Secondary School One (Jss1), boarding and day schools, is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 7th November 2020, by the Ministry of Education and Schools Quality Assurance Authority.

Head Teachers of public and private primary schools should take note and make appropriate arrangements in compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines. Candidates are expected to present a passport photograph and their birth certificates. They are also to come, wearing facemasks, along with a pencil and an eraser to the examination venues. Hence, parents are expected to guide their children in making the right choice of desired Schools.

kaduna state school resumption notice

Furthermore, the Kaduna State Government has approved Sunday 8th and Monday 9th November 2020, as resumption dates for all primary school pupils, Senior Secondary School One (SSI) students, Jss 1 boarding, and day school students respectively. Hence, the Kaduna State Ministry of Education is directing all Principals and Head Teachers to make arrangements to receive boarding students on Sunday, 8th November, and day students on Monday, 9th November 2020. Higher institutions are to also resume with effect from Monday the 2 of November 2020.

As was initially done in the earlier phase of resumption, Administrators of public and private schools must continue complying with all COVID-19 Protocols which include: daily temperature checks; compulsory wearing of facemasks; provision of handwashing facilities, use of hand sanitizer for teachers and observance of all COVID-19 guidelines as stated by NCDC and the state COVID-19 Taskforce; running two (2) shifts to enable compliance with these guidelines, ensuring that class sizes are not more than 20 students per normal days, with 1.5m -2.0m physical distancing. Schools COVID-19 teams already in place, will continue monitoring compliance with the aforementioned guidelines.

The State Government is also reiterating the need for parents and guardians to provide their children/wards with facemasks. Schools are also to sustain hand-washing practices, so as to help in curtailing the spread of the virus. School Administrators should continue with the blended learning system earlier advised.

Proprietors of private schools and other learning, coaching and training centers, including Islamiyyah/Madrassahs, are to ensure that all the guidelines are strictly adhered to. They are also to obtain a “No Objection” from the State Schools Quality Assurance Authority (SQAA) before resumption. Bureau for Interfaith and Local Government Authorities are to collaborate with KSsQAA in ensuring that Islamiyyah/Madrasas comply with the COVID-19 protocols. Joint monitoring teams are expected to go round to ensure compliance. The request of some proprietors of private schools for medical certificates and test results against some diseases from their students are unnecessary and uncalled for. Hence, parents are advised to disregard such demands and report such proprietors accordingly.

The Ministry is assuring the public that it will continue the e-learning programme using radio and television stations, Google classrooms and other online applications until normalcy s returned to the academic environment. Heads or schools, both public and private, are advised to encourage parents and students to key into the e-learning arrangement.

The Ministry will continue to solicit the support of all stakeholders in the education sector, including but not limited to Non-Governmental organizations, Parents Teachers Association, Proprietors of Private Schools, Old Students Associations, security teams and the Media for their continuous support and understanding. It is also calling on all stakeholders to join its various monitoring teams in ensuring safe learning environment for the learners at all levels.

Shehu Usman Muhammad,

Ph.D. Commissioner


Earlier: Kaduna State Govt Approves Reopening of Schools

Schools in Kaduna State are to reopen on 18th and 19th October 2020. See full details below.

The Kaduna state government has approved the reopening of schools for SS II, JSS II, and Primary 6 students. The resumption of academic activities will commence from Sunday, 18th for boarding students and Monday, 19th October 2020 for day students.

In a statement by the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Usman Mohammad, administrators of public and private schools are to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols stated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the state COVID-19 Taskforce as they will be held accountable for it.

It maintained that all higher institutions in the state are expected to reopen based on the approved timetable submitted to the Ministry, adding that higher institutions that are yet to approach the ministry with their plan for reopening are expected to do as soon as possible.

The statement further admonished parents and guardians to provide their children and wards with sanitary materials to help curtail the spread of the virus and advised school administrators to adopt the blended learning system.

It said schools would be on 2 shifts to enable them to comply with COVID-19 guidelines as the first shift will be from 08:00 am – 12:00 pm while the second shift will be from 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm.

Furthermore, classes must have a size of not more than 20 students per class with 1.5m – 2.0m physical distancing and a COVID-19 team comprising of the School-Based Management Committees (SBMC), Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Community representatives, student and teacher representatives that will monitor compliance of the laid down safety protocols.

For classes yet to be granted approval for resumption, the statement noted that the dates will be announced in due course while the government will continue the e-learning programme using Google classrooms, radio, television stations and other online applications until full normalcy is returned to the academic environment.


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