Rivers state government has directed Public and Private Nursery and Primary Schools in the state to re-open on November 23, 2020.
The approval came from Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday November 17, as confirmed in a statement released by Chidi Adiele, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education.
Adiele on behalf of Rivers state government, who recalled that schools were closed in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19, said the the re-opening is for the first term 2020/2021 academic session and in line with the school calendar published in August.
“All headteachers, proprietors and other concerned persons should take all necessary steps to ensure safe and hitch-free resumption. The resumption shall be in line with the extant COVID-19 protocols.”
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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one David Joshua Okon, an SS2 student of West Itam Secondary School, Uyo, for allegedly killing an SS3 student, Solomon Bassey, in a cult clash between the two classes.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Odiko MacDon, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Amiengheme Andrew, frowned at the moral decadence in some secondary schools and called on parents to inculcate values into their children.
According to MacDon, the proscription order of the State government will be enforced to the letter as it concerns this incident
”David Joshua Okon, who stabbed and killed one Solomon Bassey, of the same school in a cult-related SS2 and SS3 fight has been arrested ”MacDon said
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The Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) has uncovered how some students of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), allegedly cyberbullied ladies by threatening to release their nude pictures online. (Read Here)