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Delta Govt. Reopens Primary, Secondary Schools



By Magnus Emuji

The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state for the conclusion of the 2019/2020 academic session and the commencement of the 2020/2021 academic session.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah, today in Asaba indicated that secondary school students in JSS 1, JSS 2, SS 1 and SS 2 yet to write the second term examination will resume from Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 9, 2020.

This, according to the statement, is to enable the students prepare for and write their second term examinations to conclude the 2019/2020 academic session, while boarders are expected to resume on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

The statement said pupils in primary 4 and 5 that are yet to complete the second term examination are to resume on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020 but stressed that second term examinations will be waived for pupils in primaries 1 to 3.

According to the statement, the resumption date for first term in the 2020/2021 academic session for both pupils and students in primary and secondary schools respectively, will run from Monday, October 12, 2020 to Friday December 18, 2020.

It said the resumption date for second term is scheduled to commence on January 4, 2021 and terminates on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

The commissioner, in the statement, said the third term of the new session, is scheduled to commence from April 12, 2021 and end on August 13, 2021.

He added that the resumption for all nursery/pre – primary KG 1 to 3 pupils have been deferred to January, 2021.

Ukah advised parents and guardians to avail themselves of the resumption dates to prepare their children and wards accordingly.

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