Academic activities commences Monday in Public and private schools across Adamawa state

Academic activities have commenced Monday in Public and private schools across Adamawa state in compliance with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri's directive to that effect after over six month of shutdown due to by COVID-nineteen pandemic.
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By Abubakar Muhammad Adamu/Ismaila Mohammed

Academic activities have commenced Monday in Public and private schools across Adamawa state in compliance with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s directive to that effect after over six month of shutdown due to by COVID-nineteen pandemic.

ABC Yola correspondents who visited some primary and secondary schools in the state capital report that most schools have complied with COVID-nineteen protocols in their premises.

At Aliyu Musdafa College, Yola teachers were seen attending to students with observance social distancing in classrooms.

It was observed that students who did not turn up with face mask were being asked to return home, while hand-washing buckets were available at strategic points.

The Principal of the college, Mallam Ibrahim HammanAdama Tukur who spoke on the Development, said the measure was to ensure total compliance with Covid-nineteen guidelines as provided by the state Government for schools.

He said each class has a water bucket at the point of entry as other Covid-nineteen preventive kits had been provided by Government to protect students and staff.

The principal explained that one of the measures adopted by the school is segmenting of classes into two with senior secondary students one to have their lessons in the morning while Senior secondary school students three are to turn up in the afternoon to ensure social distancing.

Some students interviewed expressed delight on the resumption of school and promised to double their efforts to make up for lost time due to coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.

At Musdafa primary school, Yola and the School for Arabic and Islamic studies Yola town Covid-nineteen guidelines were being observed with partial resumption by pupils.

reporter gathered that continuing students got automatic promotion to the next class.

Principal of Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority Staff School Yola,      Mrs Damaris Zubairu says none of the students of the school who were tested using the forehead thermometer provided by the school as of Monday had showed high temperatures.

Speaking in an interview with ABC Reporter Monday while monitoring the reopening of the schools in the state capital, the Principal said the school was set for academic activities after the coronavirus related closure.

She explained that hand sanitizers had been provided for each for each class for use by students and staff, adding that students were subjected to test before being allowed into the school premises,

Mrs Zubairu stated that a temporary isolation centre has been provided for brief management of students with high or alarming temperature before being handed over to the state COVID-nineteen Containment Committee for necessary action.

She directed teachers of the school to review the previous term’s lessons with students and appealed to parents to provide relevant textbooks for their wards to enable them make up considering the long break as a result of COVID-nineteen pandemic.

The principal expressed satisfaction with the turn up of students after the emergency break and challenged them to be committed to their studies.

Mrs Zubairu prayed to God for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

At the Government Day Secondary School Wuro-Hausa Yola town, Senior Section, the Principla Mallam Saidu Bobbo said the school has provided hand sanitizers, hand washing basins and forehead thermometer for screening of temperatures.

He called on parents to cooperate with the school authority as regard compliance with preventive measures against COVID-nineteen.

Mallam Bobbo further stressed the need for parents to support and encourage their wards to go to school, more so as the state government had paid registration fees for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate and National Examination Council, NECO for exiting students in public schools.

Schools across the country reopened Monday twelfth October, twenty-twenty after six months closure following the outbreak of coronavirus.

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