The Rivers State Ministry of Education as directed both public and private schools in the state to resume normal academic activities on Monday, January 4, 2021.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Sir Chidi Adiele.
The directive was according to the school calendar published in August 2020 and approved by his Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike.
“The Ministry of Education wishes to announce that, with the approval of His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands. Accordingly, both public and private schools in the State are hereby reminded that schools will resume on 4th January 2021 for normal academic activities.
Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 Protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers and staggered classes/ morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding.
The Ministry wishes all pupils, students, parents and guardians the very best of the year,” Adiele said.