The Abia State Government has declared that education administrators and stakeholders will decide when to reopen schools in the state, especially for pupils and students in finishing classes.
Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who disclosed this yesterday, said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had directed the convocation of a special summit on education for that purpose.
He said the summit, which will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, would deliberate on modalities for reopening of private and public schools to enable primary and secondary schools pupils and students in exit classes, as well as final year students of tertiary institutions to take their examinations.
He said the summit has been scheduled for the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia under the full observance of the COVID-19 protocols.
Kalu revealed that the participants would include state chairmen of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS).
Also to participate are three representatives each of the Association of Primary School Heads of Nigeria (AOPSHON), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and National Association, Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) drawn from the three senatorial zones of the state, among others.