THE Gombe State Government has announced October 4, 2020 as resumption date for boarding schools and October 5, for day primary and secondary schools in the state.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru, who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on in Gombe on Thurday, said they would complete third term of 2019/2020 academic session in three weeks a
He said, “By this announcement therefore, all schools are to open as follows; October 4 for boarding schools, October 5 for day schools, including primary, Islamiya and Tsangaya.
Third term begins on Sunday October 4th to Friday October 23rd while First term will commence from Sunday 25th October to Friday 18th December 2020.
Second Term will begin on Sunday 10th January to Friday 16th April 2021 while third term commences on Sunday 2nd May to Friday 6th August 2021.
It is important to note that necessary measures have been put in place in our schools for safe re-opening.
Dr. Dahiru said the State Ministry of Education will provide parental and child assent forms for covid-19 testing to schools for testing of children who may opt to be tested.
He added that the Ministry will invoke the school readiness template to monitor the implementation of safety operations, protection and wellbeing, inclusiveness, financing monitoring, capacity building and coordination.
The Gombe State Commissioner of Education said learning centres established under the BESDA programme will also be open for teaching and learning activities.
According to the Gombe State Education Commissioner, these centres include girl-child and Tsangaya learning centres, calling on facilitators of these centres to report to classes on the day of resumption.
He said the Ministry of Education will engage proprietors of private schools, Parents Teachers Association, PTA, School Based Management Committees, SBMCs and Old Boys Associations to key into the safe school resumption programme of the state.