Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday ordered schools in the state to reopen on Monday.
His directive was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Education, Sir Chidi Adiele.
It reads: “The Ministry of Education wishes to announce that, with the approval of His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, the school calendar published in August, 2020 stands. Accordingly, both public and private schools in the State are hereby reminded that schools will resume on 4th January, 2021 for normal academic activities.
Schools are to maintain all COVID-19 Protocols, including the wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitizers and staggered classes/ morning and afternoon sessions in order to avoid overcrowding.
The Ministry wishes all pupils, students, parents and guardians the very best of the year.”