Reporter : JOSHUA OBIALO
Academic activities have resumed in both public and private primary/secondary schools in Abia State after teachers suspended their two-month-old strike.
At Community Secondary School Old Umuahia, Radio Nigeria observed that teachers were busy in various classes teaching and giving assignments to the students.
In an interview, the Principal, Community Junior Secondary School, Old Umuahia, Mrs. Ijeoma Nwoko, expressed satisfaction with the attendance of teachers in the school but pointed out that many students were yet to resume.
Mrs. Nwoko advised parents to release their children and wards so as to enable them to be carried along with the scheme of work.
Also, a Supervisor from the Secondary Education Board, who visited the school, Ms. Nkechinyere Anyanwu, lauded the teachers and students for their readiness to resume for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session.
Similarly, at GEMM International Nursery/Primary School, Isicourt, Umuahia, normal academic classes were going on.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Patience Ugbogu, commended the Abia State Government for reconciling with the the teachers to end the strike.
She noted that pupils and students had been saved the difficulty of staying at home for a long time, and at the same time enabled parents to go about their normal duties.
A JSS-One student of Community Secondary School Old Umuahia, Master Samuel Obioma, expressed joy that school had resumed, at least to reduce the idleness he encountered at home during the teachers’ strike.