Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, and the members of the Executive Council have approved September as month for gradual resumption of schools in the state.
Following the approval, the Ministry of Basic Education has released the approved timetable for the completion of 2019/2020 Academic session as well as the schedule for the state examinations.
A release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Mr. Nwabueze Nwankwor, fixed 7th September, 2020 as resumption date for Junior Secondary Schools; boarders are to return the weekend before the date.
Third term 2019/2020 Academic session for both primary and secondary schools will begin on Monday, 14th September 2020 to end on 23rd October, 2020 while boarders are expected to return the weekend before the date.
The release noted that the third term is quite short and schools are expected to make maximum use of time since it had continued to teach students at home through various e-platforms including the Anambra State Teaching on Air, which it says, will continue as it kicks off a phased reopening of schools and watch the health implication. It also directs parents to provide hand sanitizers and face masks for children.