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Schools Resumption Rivers To Punish Schools That Re-Open Before Oct 6

Schools in Rivers state have been warned to observe the Oct 6th resumption date or face sanctions from the government

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Students and staff of Nyemoni Grammar School, Abonnema. play

Students and staff of Nyemoni Grammar School, Abonnema.

(NEPAD)

School that re-open before the October 6th resumption date set by the Rivers State government will be sanctioned.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Michael West, who gave the warning at the weekend, said the new date was selected to allow for adequate preparation against the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

West added that schools are expected to provide pipe born water and ensure hygiene in the learning environment before resumption.

Last week, the state Commissioner for Education, Miss Alice Nemi, warned that all primary and secondary schools that fail to provide pipe-born water for pupils and staff use will be closed.

Speaking today, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Sampson Parker, said the "Oct. 6 date for schools to reopen and we believe the date is okay" because the the surveillance days for the 200 under watch will expire today, Sept. 22.

Lagos state also yesterday postponed the resumption date after initially directing schools to reopen today.

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