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Schools Resumes Nationwide Today: Rivers State Ministry Of Education Insist That Unapproved School Should Not Operate


Schools resume nationwide today. Monday 6th January 2020. It is also the first Monday of the year.

Parents whose children are Boarding were seen in various supermarkets on Sunday making last minutes purchases to take their wards to go back to schools.

A few of them told EWR that they had to put a few things together and the rest will be sent to their wards during visiting. Mrs. Ben Emereji said ‘’I am only buying a few things my children will manage what they had before during the school visiting in two weeks’ time I would buy the rest and send to them.

For Mr. Solomon and his Boys who were seen buying some school stuffs, said to our correspondent, you know this school system is so skewed that sometimes I wonder why those who are not competent had to manage the school system, asking parents to send in their wards to school on first Monday of the year is so absurd, very inconveniencing and so out line but I have no choice for the sake of my children who are scared they would be penalized that’s why I am even making an effort.

Madam Rose Albert says I have bought a few things just want to add to what I have bought. I started preparing from December because I know it’s always like this in January.

Meanwhile the Rivers State Ministry of Education says schools in the state will resume for the second term 2019/2020 academic session on Monday 6th January, 2020.

The rivers state commissioner for Education professor Kaniye Ebeku in a statement said the Ministry of Education insists that unapproved schools remain banned and should not operate even as school’s resumes.

The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, speaking on the resumption of schools said on Friday insist that the directive on the ban of unapproved schools still subsists. He advised parents and guardians of pupils and students not to patronize unapproved schools, adding that such schools are illegal and should not resume.

He warned that anyone caught operating unapproved schools in the state will face appropriate sanctions of the law.

The Education Commissioner further said that the Rivers State government has made adequate provisions for the maintenance and functioning of public schools in the state, and

cautioned Heads of public primary and secondary schools in the state not collect any fee from pupils and students, stating that any Principal or Head teacher that violates the directive will face appropriate disciplinary measures.


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