Mr Patrick Ukah, Delta state’s Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education said in a statement issued in Asaba on Saturday that schools in the state will resume on January 18th.
Because of safety precautions amid the second wave of the coronavirus, the date was rescheduled for a week against the January 11th resumption date earlier announced.
The commissioner stated that no student or teacher would be allowed into any school without a facemask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“All schools are once again directed to observe all the COVID-19 safety protocols as stipulated in the guidelines.
“No child or teacher is to be allowed into the school compound without”, he said.
“There will be resumption tests on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The tests will be part of the students’ continuous assessment.
“Parents and guardians are urged to strictly adhere to the new dates and prepare their children for resumption,’ the commissioner added.
He also stated that students in boarding schools would arrive their hostels on Sunday, January 17.