Kaduna State Government has directed all public schools to migrate to the 4-day working week stating that the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum.
This is contained in a ‘Notice of School Resumption for 2nd Term of 2021/2022 Academic Session’ issued by the state Commissioner of Education Halima Lawal at the weekend.
“The Ministry of Education expects all Principals and Head Teachers to receive boarding students on Sunday 9th of January 2022 and day students on Monday, 10th of January 2022 respectively.
“Furthermore, all public schools are to migrate to the 4-day working week while the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic session.
“The Ministry further advises parents, guardians and students to comply with public health guidelines by adopting all protective measure against COVID-19.
“Additionally, administrators and proprietors of public and private schools and other learning centres, including Islamiyya and Madrasas, are encouraged to sustain school-based security committees set up last term and to continue ensuring safety of students in schools.
“The Safe School Learning Initiatives should be adhered to as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.
“Members of the school security committee should ensure proper monitoring of security apparatus and prompt reporting of any security threats in their schools by calling the following numbers: 09034000060 or 08170189999.
“The Ministry wishes all a happy and prosperous New Year,” the statement reads.