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The Abia State Government has revealed the ministry of education is currently working on modalities for the reopening of schools in the state.

This was revealed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the Inter-Miniterial Committee on COVID-19, Barr. Chris Ezem, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

“In line with Federal Government directives, our ministry of Education is currently working out modalities for the reopening of schools particularly for primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3 students in the State. The Government, however, warns that anybody running classes or study centres contrary to Government directive will be prosecuted. Such a study center should approach the honourable commissioner for Education for guidelines and necessary accreditation; otherwise, they stand the risk of permanent closure and prosecution.

“Government will soon make public a new enforcement regime for compulsory use of face masks.

“Abians are strongly advised to continue to observe all Covid-19 protocols as regards compulsory wearing of face masks, observing regular hygiene of handwashing and use of sanitizer and social distancing to ensure that we all stay safe at all times.”

stated that violators of the guidelines would face serious consequences, including disruption of the event(s) and prosecution by the relevant court.


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