Reporter: JOSHUA OBIALO
The reopening of both public and private primary and secondary schools in Abia State on Monday for the 2020/2021 academic session on November 2, 2020 has been described as a decision in the right direction.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria in Umuahia, a parent, Mr. Uche Usim, said it would enable his children to be busy in the classes rather than staying at home doing nothing.
Mr. Usim noted that the resumption of school would also pave way for the take-off of the postponed NECO examinations, thus enabling the students not to forget what they had internalized.
Also, a microbiologist, Mr. Nathaniel Raymond, remarked that the resumption would enable teachers to cover their scheme of work to enhance learning.
He observed that school children and education in the state had suffered a lot since closure of schools following the coronavirus pandemic and the recent #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums, resulting in destruction of government and private property.
He stressed that what was needed now was peace and tranquility.
It was the same view with a health worker, Mrs. Silvia Efuribe who noted that the reopening of schools, would give her enough time to attend to other domestic and office duties.
For a an SS2 student, Miss Confidence Ogidi, the time for idleness was over, bearing in mind that the teachers had to rush the scheme of work with about a month left to conclude the academic exercise for the year.