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COVID-19: Bauchi To Reopen Schools January 18 Unfailingly, Says Commissioner

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COVID-19: Bauchi To Reopen Schools January 18 Unfailingly, Says Commissioner.

By Idris Shehu.

The Ministry of Education in Bauchi State declared that it will unfailingly reopen schools on January 18th, 2021, Commissioner, Dr. Aliyu Usman Tilde assured.

The Commissioner, in a press statement in Bauchi on Tuesday, noted that to date, there is not a single case of Covid-19 infection reported in the State’s public schools.

“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”, he said.

According to him, the 2020/2021 school calendar starts that day; saying “Unless we stand resolute on our 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 be aware of the schools’ resumption date which is Monday, 18th January, 2021.

“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”, Tilde concluded.

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