The Edo Government has come out to say that it is yet to authorize the reopening of schools in the state for the 3rd term academic activities.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Jimoh Ijegbai revealed this in a recent statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Benin.
According to him, no authorization has been given to the reopening of schools in the state, whether public or private, and any erring school will be punished once caught.
He added that any date of resumption will be communicated to all stakeholders when it is really safe to do so.
His words, “It has come to the attention of the Edo State Government that some schools in the state have reopened and some are planning to reopen for the third term academic session.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, the state government has not authorised schools whether public or private, even the certificate classes to reopen under the present circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A date of resumption will be communicated to all stakeholders after modalities have been put in place to ensure the safety of our children and wards.”