By Idris Shehu
The Ministry of Education in Bauchi state has said that it will unfailingly reopen its schools on January 18th, 2021, its commissioner, Dr. Aliyu Usman Tilde assured.
The commissioner, in a press statement in Bauchi Tuesday, noted that to date, not a single case of Covid-19 infection is reported in the state’s public schools.
“Therefore, regardless of any review that may take place in some quarters, Bauchi State Ministry of Education is determined to reopen schools in the state on January 18th, unfailingly, as earlier decided by the State Executive Council”, he said.
According to him, the 2020/2021 school calendar starts that day; saying “Unless we stand resolute on our school plan for the year, the session will be mutilated by fear of Covid-19 as was 2019/2020”.
Dr. Aliyu Tilde therefore drew the attention of parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders to be aware of the schools’ resumption date which is Monday, 18th January, 2021.
“We will avoid Covid-19 with its familiar protocol: Face masks, social distance, sanitation and testing in schools as it is elsewhere—not with further closures—except under a resoundingly imminent emergency”, Tilde concluded.