Ebonyi State Schools 3rd Term Resumption Date 2019/2020

Ebonyi State Public and Private Primary and Secondary Schools First (1st), Second [2nd], Third (3rd) Term Resumption Date for 2019/2020 Academic Session.

The Ebonyi State Government is has announced October 5th, 2020 the official resumption date for third (3rd) term academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session.


Commissioner for Education in the state, Onyebuchi Chima stated this after the state Executive Council Meeting on Thursday.

Mr. Chima said primary, secondary and tertiary institutions are to resume on the said date.

He however noted that there will be staggering of classes in line with COVID-19 protocols in place in the state.

The commissioner also noted that the nursery/crèche will not be reopening this year.

“The Honorable Commissioner for Education in a memo presented in Exco today for reopening of all school: primary, secondary and tertiary, the Exco approved 5th October 2020.

“Note that Nursery Schools/crèche are not reopening until 2021.

“There will be staggering of classes in two sessions (morning 8 am- 12 pm and Afternoon 12:15 – 4.15 pm) in order to maintain social distancing,” he said.

Schools in the state were shut down in March following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country.

But, exit classes in secondary schools resumed in August to write SSCE exams.

The commissioner promised to give details of modalities for the reopening of in the coming days.

Ebonyi State Schools COVID-19 Prevention Protocols

  • Hand washing sports to guarantee regular washing of hands by students, teachers or anyone entering the school.
  • Sitting arrangement in classes must be mapped 2 metres away from each other to prevent body contact.
  • It is compulsory for all students and teachers to use face masks. Parents are also to use face masks anytime they are coming to drop or pick their children from school.
  • Assembly, social gatherings and sport activities are suspended for now.
  • Infrared thermometer to test body temperature at the entrance of the school.