The Kogi State Government on Tuesday announced that schools at all levels in the state would resume on September 14 , 2020 .
The State ’s Commissioner for Education , Science , and Technology , Mr . Wemi Jones , said this includes primary, secondary , and tertiary institutions in the state .
He made the announcement during a press conference on Tuesday in Lokoja.
According to Jones , the State Government arrived at the decision after a series of interactions with the relevant stakeholders .
“ You will recall that His Excellency, Gov . Yahaya Bello , had directed the closure of all schools from primary to tertiary institutions in the state from March 23 , because of the ravaging COVID – 19 pandemic .
“ Subsequently , upon the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education , exit classes were opened for Primary 6 , JSS3 and SS3 in Kogi on August 10 , to particularly allow the SS3 classes to prepare and write the WAEC examination .
“ Therefore , upon further review having had several meetings with relevant stakeholders, His Excellency has directed that all schools in Kogi State should fully reopen on September 14 , 2020 , ” he said .