Public schools commence academic activities in Rivers


The Rivers State government has announced that all  its  public primary schools  across the state are opened for teaching and learning as the state government is not owing any security guard in  its  employment.

The Rivers State  Commissioner for Educatio, Professor  Kaniye Ebeku,   said this  after a tour of public primary schools  across Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government areas,  on Monday.

“All our public schools have been reopened. The teachers and pupils are in  their respective  schools.

“Like I said before, we are not owing any security  guard that is in direct employment  of the Rivers State government.  Therefore, nobody  can close the gates of the public schools.

“The elements  making noise on the radio are unknown  to the Rivers State government and they have no contractual agreement  with us. “

At all the schools visited , the  commissioner  had interactions with the pupils and their teachers.

Some of the public primary schools visited by the  commissioner include: State Primary Township Schools 1 and 2, Moscow Road, Centenary Primary School, Port Harcourt and Saint Andrews Primary Schools  (1,2,3 and 4), in Port Harcourt.

The Head Teacher of Port Harcourt City Centenary Primary School, Mrs Okachi Charity, said that 85 pupils turned up  on the first day of resumption. She said that teaching and  learning  had  already commenced.

A teacher at the Port Harcourt City Centenary Primary School, Mrs Joy Okoroafor,  said she is happy to be back to her duty post.

The Head Teacher of State Township Primary School 1, on Moscow Road, Mrs Wokoma Robert,  said  that all teachers in the school resumed on the first day, while over 300 pupils turned up for learning.

Mrs Blessing  Idia,  the Head Teacher of State Primary School  2, Moscow Road, in Port Harcourt, said that academic  activities  had already  commenced.

All the  schools visited were also conducting admission of new pupils.