Sokoto State Schools Resumption Date 2020/2021

Sokoto State Public and Private Primary and Secondary Schools First (1st), Second [2nd], Third (3rd) Term Resumption Date for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

The Sokoto State Government has announced Monday 11th October, 2020 the official resumption date for first (1st) term academic activities for 2020/2021 academic session

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has announced that secondary schools across the state should resume academic sessions on Oct. 11, 2020.

Tambuwal made this known in a statement issued by Malam Muhammad Bello, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, and made available to newsmen in Sokoto.

The governor announced that the resumption would be in phases, beginning from Oct. 11.

He said the decision followed a meeting with relevant stakeholders in Sokoto State.

”Tambuwal directed that the 2020/2021 academic session for Basic and Secondary Schools should begin on Oct. 11.

”This will be followed by the resumption of Primary 6 pupils and students on the last lap of Junior Secondary School (JSS III) two weeks later.

”Higher education students in final year, those returning and new students are to resume as proposed by the Commissioner for Higher Education and approved by the Governor on Oct. 12th, 19th and 26th respectively,”

Consequently, “first and second term continuous assessment are to be used in promoting students to the next class for this session (2019/2020),” just as the BECE should be conducted for the returning JSS III students as a “precondition for their transition to Senior Secondary (SS I).” Equally, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) will “conduct placement exercise into Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) I and Primary One.”

The state government cautioned all schools in the state to compulsorily “adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols which include provision of sanitizers, hand washing machines, thermometers and isolation rooms among others.”

It also directed that “schools with overcrowded students” are “to adopt shift system with a view to minimizing physical contact.”

Meanwhile, the state government has directed “that all private institutions operating in the state must strictly adhere to the state academic calendar issued by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.”