The Adamawa State Government has announced Monday October 12th 2020 as date for the reopening of both Public and Private Schools.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri made this known in a press statement signed by his press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou and made available to newsmen in Yola.

The governor who issued the directive, regretted the long closure of schools due to the crisis of COVID-19 Pandemic alongside other sectors of the economy.

Governor Fintiri said “I am pleased to announce Monday October 12th as the date for resumption of academic activities from the Basic to Tertiary levels having wasted so much time. As a Government we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols”.

Consequently, the Governor has directed the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development to meet with stakeholders in the sector to discuss modalities for the reopening.

The Governor has also directed school managers to observe the COVID-19 Protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of Students.

He warned that “Schools must ensure Washing of Hands at entry points, use of Facemask and Hand Sanitizers as well as Social Distancing and proper Hygiene as any Institution or school found wanting risk closure and sanctioning”.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri also advised parents to take interest in the Health of their Children and Wards by assisting schools and providing the basic requirements needed for their Children in the fight against the Pandemic.