After two weeks of closing public secondary schools in Niger State for risk assessment, the Ministry of Education decided at an expanded board meeting of school principals, zone directors for quality assurance, and agency heads, after careful discussion, to gradually reopen public high schools. as follows:
All high schools for public days must reopen on Monday, 29 March 2021.
All boarding schools in city high schools must reopen by Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
A low-risk boarding school in a rural area that is scheduled to function as a daily school during this period is also scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Public secondary schools in high-risk areas operating in groups with selected safe schools in nearby communities will open at a later date and be announced after reasonable precautions.
Students from other pesantren communities who worked as day schools during this period will be transferred to a boarding school / university on another day in their area.
All clients are provided with specific details regarding the settings below (1) through (4). Therefore, they are expected to work under and cooperate with their Zone Directors to ensure that the current security reality requirements are met.
All schools, especially those at high risk, are provided with adequate security to enhance the ability of school systems and security staff to respond to threats.
To that end, every school must immediately establish a formidable security team from school staff, security guards, PTA, MBS and vigilante, with active participation from the community, to allow for a strong security presence in and around the school.
In addition, directors are expected to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocol, ensuring the use of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.
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