Plateau schools will reopen end of October, says Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Dr. Simon Bako Lalong has said that all schools in the state would be reopened by the end of October.

Lalong announced this on Friday, at the COVID -19 engagements with Local Government Chairman and Traditional rulers at the Government House, Jos.

He noted that “the success we recorded at these levels shall determine the reopening of tertiary institutions, all in a bid to guarantee the safety of our children and avoid resurgence.”

He added, “We hope that if all goes well, our schools should all re-open by the end of October.

“In preparatory to reopening of schools, we have set up a committee headed by the Secretary to the Government as well as sub-committees on Readiness and Compliance headed by the Commissioner for Secondary Education and Chairman, SUBEB respectively.

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“We have trained teachers and Principals, disinfected schools, and established task teams towards ensuring that all laid down protocols are observed. Once we finish with exit classes, we shall gradually cascade to other classes within secondary and primary levels.”

Lalong also announced that the State government has so far committed over N366.5 million to the fight against COVID-19.

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