School Reopening: Gombe State Approves 5th October


The approval for the reopening of all Public and private schools in Gombe state has been granted by the government, which it said will take effect from Monday, October 5, 2020. This is coming, after six month of COVID-19 break. The state commissioner for Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru, who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on in Gombe on Thursday, said they would complete third term of 2019/2020 academic session in three weeks and begin first term from October 25. "By this announcement therefore, all schools are to open as follows; October 4 for boarding schools, October 5 for day schools, including primary, Islamiya and Tsangaya," commissioner Dahiru said.

"Third term will start on the 4th for boarding students and 5th for day students and end October 23, 2020 (three weeks), first term will commence on 25th of October and end on 18th December, 2020 (eight weeks).

"However, second term will resume on January 10 2021 and end April 16, 2021 (14 weeks), whereas third term will begin from 2nd of May 2021 to August 6, 2021 (14 weeks).

The commissioner urged school administrators to maintain observance all the COVID-19 protocols through the use of Face masks and observing social distancing, as well as measuring body temperature with infrared thermometers.

Schools were closed down in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state.