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The Federal Government, which directed public and private primary and secondary schools in the country to resume for the next academic session on Oct. 13, had reviewed it to Sept. 22.

The government action followed the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, which
made it to shift the resumption date to Oct. 13 and later reviewed it to Sept. 22 when it saw the possibility of reopening the schools.

The Federal Government said it had made tremendous progress toward tackling the EVD within the shortest possible time, as all those who had contact with the index patient, the Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who came into the country with the disease had successfully been treated and certified free of it.

However, some of them had died.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said ``schools can now open on Sept. 22.’’

Consequently, state governments, private schools and unions were left with the decision of when to
reopen schools, as parents expressed different views on when they could send their children and wards to school.

The Sept. 22 resumption date did not go down well with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as they both opposed it.

The NUT and NMA said the Federal Government had not taken adequate precaution to ensure that school children did not contract the disease.

Following the development, the NUT directed its members nationwide not to resume on the said date.

However, the Yobe government said schools in the state would resume on Monday, Sept. 22, as directed by the Federal Government.

The Yobe Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammad Lamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that schools would resume on that date, while teachers received training on preventive measures on the virus.

Lamin urged teachers and students to resume as directed by the Federal Government, and warned that government would not tolerate late resumption.

``We have a lot to cover for us to move forward educationally,’’ he said.

The Chairman of NUT in Yobe, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, also said that schools in the state would resume on Sept. 22, but on the condition that teachers must be trained on preventive measures by the state government before resumption.

``Teachers will only resume on the condition that they are trained on preventive measures against Ebola virus by the government before the resumption date.

``With less than a week to the scheduled resumption date, government has yet to train our teachers, so I want to make it categorically clear that until our members are trained, we may not resume on Sept. 22,’’ Lawan said.

Meanwhile, some parents who spoke to NAN urged government and the union to ensure adequate measures were taken to safeguard the health of both teachers and students.

Ali Nasiru, a parent, said ``we must collectively work toward ensuring that the schools are safe even if it means shifting the resumption date because the transmission of Ebola virus will be difficult to control in crowded environments like schools.’’

In Kano State, the Chairman of Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), Retired Col. Isa Kachako, said schools would reopen for academic activities as directed by the Federal Government.

Kachako said parents in the state were fully prepared to take their children to school.

``We are ready to take our children back to school because the long holiday has negatively affected
their studies.’’

However in Dutse, the Jigawa government said schools in the state would resume on Oct. 13, after
the forthcoming eid el-kabir.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Haruna Wakili, said the Oct. 13 resumption date in the state
was not due to EVD threat but because of the Sallah festival.

He said that the state was represented in a meeting with the Federal Government that agreed on Sept. 22 resumption date ``but we decided to review it because of the Sallah celebration.’’

The commissioner said that 5,000 teachers across the state had been trained on measures to prevent EVD and that the state government had released N14 million for the training of both private and public school teachers.

According to him, the Ministry of Education has scheduled a meeting with all school principals to ensure adequate measures are put in place to prevent school children from contracting the virus.

Elsewhere in Adamawa, the state government said public schools in the state would resume on Oct. 13 as earlier directed by the Federal Government.

Alhaji Saidu Komsiri, the Director, Quality Assurance, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) said this in Yola.

He said ``for now, the board is still working with the initial directive that said schools will resume on
Oct. 13, as we have not yet been officially communicated of the Sept. 22 resumption date.’’

Komsiri said that though training of teachers on preventive measures on Ebola had already commenced, it was yet to be concluded.

He, however, said that he was not in a position to speak for private schools, adding that many of them had insisted on resuming on Sept. 22.

A proprietor of one of the private schools in Yola, who simply identified himself as Mr Livinus, said many of them were ready to resume on Sept. 22.

``We are set to resume on Sept. 22. We are going to ensure good hygiene as part of the health measures to be taken,’’ Livinus said.

Resumption

Abuja, Sept.18, 2014 (NAN) The Yobe State Government has said that schools in the state would resume on Monday Sept. 22, as directed by the Federal Government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had earlier shifted the resumption date to Oct. 13, following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.

Prof. Oyebuchi Chukwu, the Minister of Health, said the shift in date was to enable the Federal Government to take urgent steps to prevent school children from contracting the virus.

Chukwu said that the measures were being taken in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education.

However, the minister later announced that the resumption date had been reviewed forward to Sept. 22, after due consultation with stakeholders in the sector.

According to Chukwu, all necessary measures have been taken to ensure that school children do not contract the EVD.

The new resumption date, however, did not go down well with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as they both opposed the Sept. 22 resumption date.

The unions added that the Federal Government had not taken adequate precaution to ensure that school children do not contract the disease.

Following the development, the NUT directed its members nationwide not to resume on the said date.

The Yobe State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammad Lamin, told NAN in Damaturu that the schools would resume, while the teachers receive training on preventive measures on the Ebola virus.

Lamin urged teachers and students to resume as directed by the Federal Government, and warned that government would not tolerate late resumption.

``We have a lot to cover for us to move forward educationally.’’

The Chairman of NUT in Yobe, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, accepted that schools in the state would resume on Sep. 22, but on the condition that teachers must be trained on preventive measures by the state government before the resumption date.

``Teachers will only resume on the condition that they are trained on preventive measures against Ebola virus by the government before the resumption date.

``With less than a week to the scheduled resumption date, government has yet to train our teachers, so I want to make it categorically clear that until our members are trained, we may not resume on Sept. 22,’’ Lawan said.

Meanwhile, some parents who spoke to NAN urged government and the union to ensure adequate measures were taken to safeguard the health of both teachers and students.

Ali Nasiru, a parent, said, ``we must collectively work towards ensuring that the schools are safe even if it means shifting the resumption date because, the transmission of Ebola virus will be difficult to control in crowded environments like schools.’’

However, the situation in Kano is different as the Chairman of Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) in the state, Col. Isa Kachako rtd, has said that schools will re-open for academic activities as directed by the Federal Government.

Kachako said parents in the state were fully prepared to take their children or allow them to return to school long before the extension of the holidays by the government.

`` We are ready for our children to go back to classes, because this long holiday has negatively affected their studies,’’ he said.

The chairman described Ebola as a propaganda and international politics to distract children's education in the northern part of Nigeria.

``Ebola was only created by the CIA to distract children in the North from going to school.’’

In Dutse, the Jigawa State Government said schools in the state would resume on Oct. 13, 2014 to enable children spend the forthcoming Sallah with their parents.

The state Commissioner for Education, Prof Haruna Wakili explained that the postponement was not due to the threat of EVD, but because of the Sallah festival.

He said that the state was represented in a meeting with the Federal Government that agreed on September 22nd resumption date.

``We decided to review it today, because of the Sallah celebration not because of the dreaded disease.’’

Meanwhile, the commissioner stated that 5,000 teachers across the state had been trained on measures to prevent EVD.

Wakili said that the state government had released N14 million for the training of both private and public teachers.

According to him, his ministry has scheduled a meeting with all school principals to ensure adequate measures are put in place to prevent school children from contracting the virus.

In Adamawa, the state government said that public schools in the state would resume on Oct. 13 as earlier directed by the Federal Government.

Alhaji Saidu Komsiri, the Director, Quality Assurance, Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) said this in Yola.

``For now, the board is still working with the initial directive that said schools would resume on Oct. 13, as we have not yet been officially communicated of Monday September 22 resumption date.’’

Komsiri said that though training of teachers on preventive measures on Ebola had already commenced, it was yet to be concluded.

He, however, said that he was not in a position to speak for private schools, adding that many of them had insisted on resuming on Monday Sept. 22.

A proprietor of one of the private schools in Yola, who simply identified himself as Mr Livinus, said many of them were ready to resume on Monday.

``We are set to resume on Monday, we are going to ensure good hygiene as part of the health measures to be taken,’’ Livinus said.

NAN reports that many teachers, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said the ongoing training on Ebola preventive measures was on snail speed as many schools were yet to be trained.

The teachers advised government to extend the resumption date to January next year for the total control of the disease.
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