The need to get the commercial hub of South Eastern Nigeria ,Abia State running has become imperative. With the closure of schools due to Covid 19, the state is seriously reconsidering reopening of schools next month which is August. This position was made known to the public after stakeholders consultations and meeting.
The state government used the verified social media handle to announce this. In its statement the said “Breaking News
Stakeholders in the education sector in Abia State have tentatively fixed August 10, 2020, for reopening of schools to enable students in exit classes prepare and write relevant examinations.”
“The planned reopening is subject to verifiable compliance with all the proposed COVID-19 prevention and control measures agreed at the summit convoked by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu today at Michael Okpara Auditorium of Government House Umuahia.
Details later”,they announced.
Abia is a state that doesn’t play with education, ranked ammong the top educationally performing states in Nigeria,it is assumed that the state would want to be on the path of educationally advantaged state. Though, some people are asking if this moves isn’t too fast? As it stands now the statement is a tentative one and the citizens would await for an official position to that effect on few weeks time.
Anthony Emeka Nwosu