Jigawa opens 40 schools only, asks all civil servants to resume

The Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, has limited the number of schools to be open across state for the SS3 students to 10.

The governor made the disclosure while speaking to newsmen on the Federal Government directives for schools opening on Tuesday, 4th August 2020,

He said: “10 senior secondary schools would be open across the state to pilot the schools opening for a certain period to observe the situation in order to ensure all protocols and guidelines on COVID-19.”

“Also, 10 junior secondary and Primary schools would also open. We also allow 10 private schools to open.”

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“So all in all 40 schools would be open and I directed the commissioner for health and education to work together and ensure the strict compliance with the Federal Government guidelines,” Badaru emphasis.

The governor also ordered all civil servants to resume work on August 4th 2020.

Badaru explained that for the past 16 days the state has never recorded a single case and the only case on admission tested negative and was discharged.

“With these now we can say we have no active case now in the state and we are hoping to remain so in future.”

He, however, emphasised that all civil servants from all grades are directed to return to work from tomorrow and must ensure that they follow the COVID-19 preventive measures protocols, including social distance, wearing a facemask and personal hygiene.

Badaru noted that the state will take serious action on anybody found violating the COVID-19 preventive protocols.


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