Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state for  the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session as well as the commencement of the 2020/2021 new academic session.

A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in Asaba today indicated that JSS 1 and 2 students as well as their counterparts in SS 1 and SS 2 will resume on Monday, September 28, 2020 to enable them commence their 2nd term examinations which will be concluded on October 9.

The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner said that primaries 4 and 5 pupils will resume on October 5 in order for them to write their 2nd term examinations which will be concluded on October 9.

The statement further stressed that the 2nd term examinations will be waived for pupils in primaries one to 3.

Mr. Ukah said that the resumption date for the 1st term 2020/2021 academic session for all pupils and students in primary and secondary schools is on Monday, October 12 and will terminate on December 18, 2020 while the date for the resumption for 2nd term is January 4, 2021 and will end on March 31, 2021.

According to the Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, 3rd term will commence from April 12 and end on August 13, 2021. The long duration for the term is to give sufficient time to cover rolled over content from the last session, inter-house sports and mid-term break which are not applicable to other terms. He added that the resumption for all nursery/pre-primary KG 1 to 3 pupils have been deferred to January 2021 and advised parents and guardians to avail  themselves  of the resumption dates to prepare their children and wards.

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