Okowa approves reopening of schools in Delta

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa


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

The governor in a statement on Wednesday by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah, indicated that JSS 1 and JSS2 students and their counterparts in SS 1 and SS 2 will resume on Monday, September 28, 2020, for the commencement of their second term examinations which will be concluded on October 9.

The Commissioner highlighted that primaries 4 and 5 pupils will resume on October 5 in order for them to write their seconnd term examinations which will also be concluded on October 9.

The state government, however, said that the second term examinations will be waived for pupils in primaries 1 to 3, while boarding students will resume on Sunday, September 27.

The commissioner disclosed that the resumption date for the first term 2020/2021 academic session for all pupils and students in primary and secondary schools is on Monday, October 12, and will end on December 18, 2020, adding that the date for the resumption for seconnd term is January 4, 2021, and will end on March 31, 2021.

Ukah stated that the third term will commence from April 12 and end on August 13, 2021. He explained that the long period in the term is to provide enough time to cover rolled over content from the last session, including inter-house sports, and mid-term break which are not applicable to other terms.

The commissioner stated  that the resumption for all nursery/pre-primary KG 1 to 3 pupils has been deferred to January 2021 and advised parents and guardians to avail themselves of the resumption dates to prepare their children and wards.