Schools re-open in Katsina


All private, public and community Primary and Secondary schools have been opened in Katsina State today, Monday 5th October 2020.

This is in compliance with the Katsina State government’s directives last week.


Already, the Katsina State Environmental Protection Agency, SEPA was directed to fumigate the schools in the state as part of preparations for their resumption today.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Badamosi Lawal, had last week announced the reopening of both public and private primary/secondary schools in the state on October 5.

The spokesman of the state Ministry of Education, Malam Salisu Kerau, said the fumigation was being carried out by the State Environmental Protection Agency.

He said the agency would carry out similar exercise in other schools including those in Daura and Funtua zones of the state.

Private schools in Katsina were not also left out of the preparations as some of them were seen clearing up their environment and tidying up their classrooms.

According to Salisu Lawal Kerau, Boarding Students are to resume on (Sunday 4th October, 2020) and the following guidelines are to be strictly adhered to in the Schools: –

It is mandatory for Staff and Students to wear face-masks

Social distancing must be observed everywhere in the Schools

Personal hygiene must be adhered to strictly (such as hand washing and application of hand sanitizers)


Official School hours have been reduced from 6:00 hours to 5:00 hours

Shifting will be enforced in the following order: –

Primary Schools

Primary 1-3 Morning hours 7:30am to 12:30pm

Primary 4-6 Afternoon hours12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Secondary Schools (Day)

JSS 1-2 morning hours 7:30am to 12:30pm

SS 1-2 Afternoon hours 12:30 pm to 5:30pm

Boarding Schools (Junior Section)

JSS I morning hours 7:30am to 12:30pm

JSS II After noon hours 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Secondary Schools (Senior)

SS I morning hours 7:30am to 12:30pm

SS II Afternoon hours 12:30pm to 5:30pm.


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