The Kaduna state government has ordered all schools across the state to remain closed until further notice despite the federal government’s approval for schools to resume on Monday, January 18.
The state government of Kaduna state has announced that all schools across the state should remain closed until further directive are given.
Phoebe Sukai Yayi, the state’s permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, revealed that schools in the state will not resume on Monday, January 18, as it was earlier approved by the Federal Government.
As noted by Daily Trust, in a statement on Sunday, January 17, Yayi stated that the order mandating that schools within the state should be closed also applies to federal institutions too.
She said :
“We want to make it categorically clear that Kaduna State is yet to fix a date for resumption to schools.”
“In as much as the federal government has declared 18th January 2021 as the date for resumption Kaduna state is yet to declare a date for resumption.”
Further adding that the resumption date for schools will be announced after the government’s assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the state.
Also, according to a report from Vanguard, Yayi also noted that approvals were given to the National Open University and Kaduna Polytechnic to conduct exams for their students following a written request by both institutions. She stated that Ahmadu Bello University did not make any similar requests in writing and must remain closed like any other schools in the state.