Reporter : LAWRENCE NWOKEDI
Secondary, Primary and Nursery schools in Abia State have resumed classes for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Radio Nigeria visited some schools in Umuahia metropolis to monitor the resumption of classes as well as to know their level of compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines as directed by the state government.
At Technical Secondary School Afaraukwu and Ibeku High School both in Umuahia, students were seen cleaning their school compunds ahead of classes.
Some of them interviewed expressed joy for coming back to school, stating that they were very prepared for academic activities.
The Principal Junior Technical Secondary Achool Afaraukwu Umuahia, Mrs. Chinyere Ezebiro, said school had resumed in earnest and called on parents to send their children to school as classes had commenced.
She appealed to the state government to send more teachers to them as they lacked teachers in some vital subjects.
The nursery and primary school pupils were not left out in the resumption of classes as a visit to some private schools saw parents bringing their kids to schools.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, the
Head Teacher, Benjane School Umuahia, Mrs. Peace Bright, said that necessary and adequate COVID-19 protocol hd been put in place in the school to welcome back pupils in the nursery and primary sessions.
The first term academic session is expected to end arround January 2021 as a result of readjustment in school academic calendar due to COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the entire country and the globe.