Don’t expect long vacation after school resumption, commissioner tells C’ River students

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Dr. Godwin Amanke, Commissioner for Quality , has ruled out the possibility of pupils and in the state enjoying  the usual long vacation when resume.

Amanke said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Calabar that  would go straight to third term after resumption.According to him, 70 per cent of in the state are through with their before the sudden closure of schools caused by .

He said those schools that were not able to round-off their , would continue after resumption, adding  that immediately examinations were concluded,  the third term would commence and run through the weeks that students were supposed to go for their annual long vacation.On the the issue of reopening schools, he said, it was not a one man or state affair because was not isolated from the other states.“We cannot talk about reopening schools at the moment because is not in isolation but in relation with other states and the Federal Government.

“So, other stakeholders like the Federal Ministry of , Health and Presidential on (PTF) will have to be involved.“The state ministries of education run with the policies, curriculum and syllabus as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Ordinarily, we will have said schools should reopen in the state because we have no case of COVID-19, but that won’t be in tandem with the Federal Government’s policy on ground in relationship to COVID-19,” he said.He however called on the students in the state to take advantage of the Ayade digital learning initiative and the school on radio to learn at home.NAN reports that as at Wednesday June 3, Cross River has remained the only state in Nigeria that was yet to officially have a case of COVID-19. (NAN)

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