By, MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government’ has said that it will unfailingly on Monday, 18th January, 2020 reopen its schools for academic activities.
The state commissioner of education, Dr. Aliyu Usman Tilde in a press statement in Bauchi Tuesday, noted that not a single case of Covid-19 infection is reported in the state schools these days.
Tilde said, “Therefore, regardless of any review that may take place in some quarters, Bauchi State Ministry of Education is determined to reopen schools in the state on January 18th, unfailingly, as earlier decided by the State Executive Council”.
According to him, the 2020/2021 school calendar starts that day, and unless the state stand resolute on its school plan for the year, the session will be mutilated by fear of COVID-19 as was 2019/2020.
Dr. Aliyu Tilde therefore drew the attention of parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders to please take note of the schools’ resumption date which is 18th January, 2021.
He assured, “We will avoid COVID-19 with its familiar protocol: Face masks, social distance, sanitation and testing in schools as it is elsewhere—not with further closures, except under a resoundingly imminent emergency”.