The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the reopening of schools in the State with effect from Monday October 5, 2020.
The Council took the decision at an emergency session presided over by the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Government House, Port Harcourt.
The Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku announced this while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting.
According to him, all Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, Universities and other Tertiary Institutions are affected by the directive.
He however stated that Council did not approve the reopening of primary schools based on expert medical advice.