Ebola: Bayelsa Shifts Schools’ Resumption To September 29

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on September 24, 2014 0 Comments

Bayelsa State Government yesterday, officially shift the resumption date of schools in the state by one week.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that schools in the state will resume academic activities on September 29.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Mr. Salo Adikumo, who disclosed this in Yenagoa, said that the government had taken proactive measures to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the state.

“We are forward looking in Bayelsa. While the schools were on holiday, we took time to put things in order to prevent Ebola spread. We have trained staff in all the local government areas, so the state is ready and as we speak, everything is ready.

“We used officials of the Ministry of Health to conduct training in all schools. The extra one week is just to ensure that we take adequate precautions. The governor is satisfied with what we have put in place and that is why he has approved that we should reopen the schools on September 29.”

He described as regrettable, the action of some private schools which resumed on Monday.

He said the one week extension was given for private schools to be ready and wondered why they were in a hurry to resume.

Meanwhile, some private schools in Yenagoa, which resumed classes on Monday, were yesterday shut for fear of being sanctioned.

But some of their staff, who reported for duty, it was learnt, are undergoing training on how to handle their pupils when they resume classes next Monday.

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