Kwara State To Reopen Schools

By Sadiq Adebara

Kwara State Government has been enjoined to reopen schools for 3rd term of 2019/2020 academic session by 21st September, 2020.

The chairman, Association of Model Islamic Schools AMIS Kwara State Chapter professor AbdulRazaq Oniye made Call during a press brief in Ilorin.

Professor Oniye said that it would be set back for education system in the state if schools do not reopen as soon as possible. Since experts had predicted that people should prepare to live with COVID-19 for at least two years.

The education professor explained that partial reopening of schools for certificate examinations by Federal Government has exposed that fears of total reopening of schools were exaggerated

He noted that whatever makes markets and places of worship to safe for reopening, schools also qualifies schools for reopening.

The AMIS chairman urged the state Government to revisit the issue of imposing public schools calendar on private schools saying that Government should only give guidelines on the number of weeks required for learning and holiday.

Correspondent reports that Professor oniye also wants Governor Abdulraman to follow the UNESCO standard on budget allocation to education and emphasis should placed on capital project for schools.

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