Cross River State Government Sets June 16 For Resumption Of Public Schools

The date, authorised by Governor Ben Ayade, was made identified by the Commissioner for Education, Mr. Godwin Amanke, in an interview with The Nation and in an announcement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Christian Ita.

Amanke defined that on the stated date, three public colleges – one every within the three senatorial districts throughout the state – will reopen and after two days, an elevated quantity shall be authorised for resumption. Others will resume in phases until the top of the month.

“We are beginning with public colleges and subsequently, personal colleges will equally be made to renew,” Amanke stated.


He defined that the state authorities was popping out with a COVID-19 protocols for resumption of colleges which shall cowl provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), produced by the State Garment Factory, to be distributed at no cost to school pupils and their academics.


He added that the state has about 23,000 pupils in major colleges and over 75,000 in secondary colleges – all of who shall be supplied with the PPE at present being mass-produced within the manufacturing facility.

“Students will put on face masks and face protect to school. Once on the school gate the youngsters will wash their fingers and legs. Hand sanitisers may even be used. When the youngsters enter the classroom, they are going to take away the face masks and use solely the face protect in order to get sufficient air flow.

Governor Ben Ayade  by means of an announcement signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Christian Ita, famous that the manufacturing of the Coronavirus protecting wears (PPEs) within the Garment manufacturing facility was a part of his administration’s effort to battle the worldwide pandemic.

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