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Information reaching us from our informant umerah rapheal has it that the Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri has ordered the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools across the state from Monday October 19 2020. due to the rising level of  flood.

He gave the directive after leading a team of his cabinet members and other government officials on an on-the-spot visit to some of the flooded communities in Yenagoa and Southern Ijaw local government areas on Saturday.
His words:-  “Due to the devastating effect of the flooding that I have seen, I hereby direct the Commissioner for Education to immediately shut down all secondary and primary schools pending when the floods would abate. We do not want to lose lives and we do not want reptiles to cause injuries to our wards.

“Painfully, we have to take this decision because the schools were just resuming from COVID-19 closure and here we have another natural challenge arising from flooding.
“I will continue with this visit to empathise and sympathise with our brothers and sisters. Let me assure all of them that as a state we are with them.”

Sequel to the flattening of the COVID-19 pandemic curve in the state, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has directed the reopening of all public and private schools from Monday, October 5.

 

 

The directive covers public and private tertiary, secondary and primary schools across the state.

 

The primary and secondary schools would resume for their third term.

 

According to our informant umerah Rapheal this was disclosed on Monday by the Committee on Safe Re-Opening of Schools after a meeting with Governor Diri in Government House, Yenagoa.

 

Speaking to journalists, the Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Mr. Ayibaina Duba, said the government decided that resuming for the third term would redeem the time lost by the students as a result of the pandemic, which necessitated the closure of schools since March this year.

 

His words: “The third term and session would terminate on December 18, 2020 and a new academic session would commence in January 2021.

 

 

“Government has also directed the committee to close down private schools operating below government approved standards.

 

 

 

This directive is strictly to protect students from learning under unhygienic environment, where they might be exposed to COVID-19 and other infections.

 

 

“What we have done is to ensure that the lost time is regained. Therefore, the government of Bayelsa State under the leadership of Senator Douye Diri has decided with all the critical stakeholders that all schools, both public and private and all tertiary institutions, should resume for classes from the 5th of October 2020.

 

 

“It has also come to the notice of government that many private schools are not up to standard and the governor directed the Ministry of Education to shut down such schools.”

 

 

Also, the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Gentle Emelah, noted that before the directive was issued, students in terminal classes in both primary and secondary schools had resumed for classes under careful supervision and compliance to the COVID-19 protocols.

 

 

Emelah emphasised that his office had engaged the association of private schools in the state and stressed that the Governor Diri administration would not condone schools operating without observing the COVID-19 safety protocols.
On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Igwele, expressed the optimism that with the measures taken by Governor Diri, all government schools were safe to admit students back to classes.

 

Dr. Egwele said his ministry had embarked on training for teachers to easily identify early signs of COVID-19 in students for necessary action and to safeguard the health of the students and teachers.

 

 

Recalled that last month bootinfos reported that the  Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has approved September 7 for the reopening of public and private schools in the state.

 

This progress is however open to only Primary 6 pupils.

 

The directive which was given today will take effect from September 7, 2020.

 

The state government has not revealed a date for Reopening of all schools in the state at the time of filing this report.

 

Recalled that bootinfos reports that Lagos osun And kogi state have fix resumption date for universities, primary & Secondary  

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