MOST SCHOOLS IN ENUGU RECORD IMPROVED ATTENDANCE ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL RESUMPTION
Schools in Enugu State have resumed for the second academic session with heads of schools calling on parents to release their children and wards for academic activities.
Some of the schools monitored by Radio Nigeria correspondent were Ekulu Primary School, Government Technical College Enugu and Government Secondary School Enugu.
At Ekulu Primary School, pupils were seen tiding up their classes while the teachers were having a staff meeting.
In an interview, the Head Teacher Ekulu Primary School 3, Mrs. Elizabeth Nwangwusaid the turnout of teachers was impressive and urged pupils who were yet to resume to do so as lessons had commenced.
Also at Government Technical College, GTC and Government Secondary School Enugu, the Principals of both schools admitted that the turnout of students was encouraging when compared to the previous years.
They maintained that students who did not come to schoolon the resumption day would be punished accordingly.
Still on schools resumption, the administrator, Godfrey Okoye University Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools, the Reverend Father Henry Amuji called on pupils and teachers to intensify efforts towards giving learning its pride of place.
He made the call when Radio Nigeria visited the school premises to ascertain the level of compliance of the wards for the resumption.
The Reverend Father Amuji urged the students to be up and doing to enable them to succeed academically and other wiser as success was often a result of hard work.
Hepointed out that the turnout of students was encouraging.
For the headmistress of Abakpa Nike Primary school VI, Mrs.AugustinaAniatu, although they had resumed, the turnout of pupils was not impressive.
Two students interviewed were very excited to be back to school and promised to work hard for their success.
They called on teachers and pupils that were yet to resume to do so as a stich in time saves nine.
SARAH CHIWENITE AND CHIDINMA UJOH