RURAL SCHOOLS

Uduere Community is a small village in Ughelli Kingdom with not too large a population.
The community however has a primary school founded in 1955 before Nigeria gained Independence in 1960.
At the Uduere Primary School, the pupils put on white upon green.
The leaners could be seen putting on their facemasks even as the school headteacher Mrs Juliet Agbroko answered that the pupils and their teachers wash their hands before entering the school compound.
She also assured on the completion of the term’s scheme of work.
Agbarha Primary School also in Ughelli North Local Government Area, the Headteacher had to move from one classroom to the other to ensure that learners always put on their facemasks.
HeadTeacher of the public school Mrs Martha Memiruwan however noted that the COVID-19 social distancing rule was being affected because of lack of more classrooms and appealed for the renovation of some bad structures in the school.
The HeadTecaher praised the Education Ministry for the provision of facemasks and other COVID-19 materials that ensured smooth takeoff of the new academic session.
Only few students have however resumed at Winners International School, Agbarha-Otor.
Not all of the students wore their facemasks as at the time of this report.
Proprietor of the school, Mr Benson Emavwodia said response of the students to the new academic session in some rural schools was still poor.
He appealed to parents on the importance of education to the wards adding however that the school fully complied with the COVID-19 RULES.
At Ibru College, Agbarha-Otor, the Principal, Dr Veronica Akajagbor warned that any student who fails to put on the facemask while in the school would be sent home.
Dr Akajagbor praised the efforts the Federal and State Governments have so far taken to ensure that the virus is not found anywhere near the school system assuring that school heads were bound to key into all the COVID-19 rules.
The Ibru College Principal also said the Institution now runs two sessions, morning and afternoon in obedience to the state government’s directives.



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