Since the Federal Government has approved 18th January,2021, as the date for the reopening of schools in the country, Kaduna state government are yet to give a go ahead. This has caused a great concern among Stakeholders in the state.
In view of this, a stakeholders meeting was reconvened yesterday at Kaduna State University.
This statement was issued yesterday by The Chairman, National Association Of Proprietors Of Private Schools(NAPPS) Kaduna state, Malam Ja’afaru Yusuf.
He said” all stakeholders are duly represented at the meeting, they include; Hon. Commissioners of Education, and Health, The Permanent Secretary, Ministy of Education, Director General Quality Assurance Authority, Representatives from A.B.U Zaria, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Representatives of Kaduna Polytechnic and other Tertiary institutions in the State, Directors of the Quality Assurance, Ministries of Education and Health and NAPPS representatives and Journalists attended the meeting.”
“At the meeting It was unanimously agreed by the Stakeholders, that Schools should reopen as soon as possible.” He said.
He stated that”Two options were proposed to the Government to consider for the reopening of Schools, which are; Thursday 21st January, 2021 and Monday 25th January, 2021.”
He also stated that, “Schools are warned and required to adhere and observe all Non Pharmaceutical Covid-19 Safety Guidelines.”
” The meeting also agreed that a Taskforce should be put in place to monitor and ensure compliance with Covid-19 guidelines.
We are to now wait for Government pronouncement on the Date to be approved for resumption of Schools. Even though the schools reopening will be Staggered.” He said.
He also call on all schools owners to be prepared for the reopening of schools, as approval can be given by the government at any moment.