Delta Commissioner for Education advises school principals to observe COVID-19 protocol

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School principals in Delta have been advised to observe all COVID-19 protocols put in place for the resumption of SSS 3 students to contain the spread of COVID-19 among students.

Mr Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, said on Tuesday in Asaba that he, along with officials from the ministry, and the state Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), would monitor the resumption.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JSS 3 students in public secondary schools in Delta are to resume academic activities on Tuesday.

“The resumption is in line with the state government’s programmes on phased reopening of schools beginning with the certificate classes.

“JSS 3 students are to immediately begin revision lessons for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education scheduled to begin on Sept. 21,” he said in a statement.

The commissioner further revealed that the five-member committee put in place in all local government areas in the state to monitor compliance with COVID-19 protocols would also monitor the schools.

He urged students in other classes to stay away from schools as the date for their resumption would be made public at the appropriate time.

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