Gombe Tertiary Institutions To Resume Nov 10 | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


Gombe – Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has directed the reopening of all private and State owned tertiary institutions in the State on Tuesday 10th November, 2020.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr. Meshack Audu Lauco, while briefing Journalists in his office Friday evening said, having reviewed the situation after schools were closed in March, 2020 due to covid-19 pandemic, the State Government is convinced that the students and lecturers can return to their various schools.

The Commissioner however stated that all schools must adhere strictly to the covid-19 protocols or face sanctions.

He explained that this is necessary to ensure safety of everyone in the schools even when the State has recorded few or zero cases of covid-19.

He stated also that all schools have been directed to consult with the State Ministry of Environment for the purpose of fumigating the schools as well as ensuring other safety measures before the students and lecturers return back to the schools.

Speaking on the academic calendar of the schools, Mr. Lauco said all individual schools through the Senate or school authorities are expected to arrange or determine how the school’s calendars will be.

He also expressed optimism that the calendar would be stabilized by next year.

Activities in all schools in Gombe State were abruptly closed down by the State Government in late March, 2020 after the index case of covid-19 was reported.




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