The Rivers State Government has asked all public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools to reopen in the state from January 4.
This was contained in a press statement by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Chidi Adiele.
Earlier, the Federal Government had instructed schools to reopen from January 18, 2021, in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The statement read, “The Rivers Education Ministry wishes to announce that, with the approval of Gov. Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands.
“Accordingly, both public and private schools in the state are hereby reminded that schools will resume on January 4, 2021 for normal academic activities.
“Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitiser, and staggered classes.
“The classes are expected to be staggered morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control reported 576 new infections of the Coronavirus on Saturday.
The NCDC said the new infections were from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It said that Lagos state recorded the highest figure with 277 new cases, followed by the FCT and Oyo with 90 and 51 new cases respectively.
Other states with new cases are Nasarawa 49, Sokoto 23, Anambra 14, Bauchi 11, Imo 11, Kano 11, Edo 10, Plateau 10, Ogun nine, Osun five, Jigawa three and Rivers two.
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