Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has approved the reopening of public and private schools in the state from January 4, 2021.
His approval was communicated by Chidi Adiele, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, via a statement on Sunday.
“The Rivers Education Ministry wishes to announce that, with the approval of Gov. Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August 2020 stands.
“Accordingly, both public and private schools in the state are hereby reminded that schools will resume on January 4, 2021, for normal academic activities.
“Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers and staggered classes.
“The classes are expected to be staggered morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding,” he said.