The Kaduna State Government on Friday directed public and private secondary schools across the state, to reopen for academic activities on February 1.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Phoebe Yayi, gave the announcement in a statement.
She said that the government arrived at the decision, after extensive appraisal of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and series of consultations with relevant stakeholders.
She said only Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS 1), JSS 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 (SS 3) were to open.
Yayi said the government approved that primary four, five and six, in private schools to reopen, while all public primary and nursery schools would remain closed.
The permanent secretary said that the resumption date for JSS 2, SS 1 and SS 2, would be communicated in due course, subject to such schools’ compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines.
She said the State COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor all schools to ensure safe learning environments against the pandemic, in addition to strict adherence to the guidelines issued by the State Government.