COVID-19: Imo Government postpones schools resumption until Jan. 25 

The Imo Government postponed resumption of schools in the until Jan. 25 Schools due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the ’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha said.

Ikegwuoha, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Owerri on , said the postponement was as a result of rising cases of COVID-19 in the urban areas of Owerri West, North and the Owerri Municipal Local Government Areas.

He further said that monitoring teams of the and that of Education ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 on the part of schools as a prerequisite for resumption.






He warned defaulters sanctioned accordingly and charged proprietors and principals of schools to on red alert.

we can reopen or resume, all the COVID-19 protocols must compulsorily observed. Our monitoring teams will ensure strict compliance.

“Imo have resumed its schools on Jan. 18, 2021 but for the rise in Covid-19 in three LGAs of Owerri municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West.







“Government decided to watch the ; consequently, January 25, 2021 is the tentative date for the resumption of schools in Imo,’’ Ikegwuoha said.

He also said that community testing was ongoing in the 27 LGAs of the and would completed on or January 21, 2021.






He said that the state government would take a decision on a particular line of action to be taken upon completion of the exercise.(NAN)