Kaduna State government has approved Monday January 25, 2021 as resumption date for all tertiary institutions in the State.
It also said assessment on COVID-19 for all secondary and primary schools are ongoing while resumption will be announced once the excercise is approved.
A statement on Sunday evening by the Ministry of Education, said the approval came after an assessment team had gone round all tertiary institutions in the State to ensure their preparedness and plans for reopening are in full compliance with the State COVID-19 preventive protocols and for safe learning environments against the pandemic.
The Ministry, in the statement by its Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Phoebe Sukai Yayi said: “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.”