Following the transition to a four-day working week by the Kaduna State government last month, public schools in the state have been directed to do same as schools reopen on January 10.

The directive is contained in a notice for school resumption for second term of the 2021/2022 academic session issued by the state commissioner for education, Halima Lawal.

Mrs Lawal on Sunday explained that the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic session.

“The Kaduna State Government wishes to inform parents, guardians and the public that the resumption date for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session earlier slated for Monday, January 10th, 2021, remains unchanged,” she announced. “The Ministry of Education expects all Principals and Head Teachers to receive boarding students on Sunday, Jan. 9, and day students on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, respectively.

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“The ministry further advises parents, guardians and students to comply with all public health guidelines by adopting all protective measures against COVID-19.

“Additionally, administrators and proprietors of public and private schools and other learning centres, including Islamiyya and Madrasas, are encouraged to sustain school-based security committees set up to ensure safety of students in schools,” she added.

While urging school administrators and proprietors to adhere to the Safe School Learning Initiatives as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education, the commissioner advised members of the school security committee to ensure proper monitoring of security apparatus and prompt reporting of any security threats in their schools through the following numbers: 09034000060 or 08170189999.

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