The Kogi State Authorities on Thursday mentioned all private and non-private colleges within the state would resume tutorial actions on January 18th.
The State authorities urged all related stakeholders to strictly comply.
Commissioner for Training, Science and Know-how within the state, Mr Wemi Jones, made the announcement throughout a information briefing in Lokoja.
Jones reiterated that each one colleges ought to resume on January 18 to proceed the primary time period of the 2020/2021 tutorial session.
”It has turn into crucial for me to deal with the press to clear the air, in order to forestall confusion on account of college resumption in Kogi.
”I’ll prefer to state unequivocally that the resumption date for all colleges in Kogi stays January 18, 2021.
”This is applicable to each private and non-private major and secondary colleges, and tertiary establishments of studying within the state,” he mentioned.
The commissioner mentioned his ministry had revised the college calendar to accommodate and make up for the two-week break extension because of the lockdown that was prompted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He mentioned the colleges had been initially scheduled to renew on January 4 for the continuation of the primary time period however that it was prolonged by two weeks because of the hardships brought on by the pandemic and the lockdown.
He mentioned Gov. Yahaya Bello had directed the ministry to adjust to the two-week break extension within the state as suggested by the Presidential Activity Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19.
“The governor, thereafter, clearly acknowledged that the state wouldn’t jeopardise the schooling of our youngsters by extending faculty resumption past January 18, 2021.
”So, colleges should resume in Kogi throughout all ranges: major, secondary and tertiary for each personal and public colleges, on January 18,” Jones mentioned.