The Katsina government says all public and private schools in the state will now resume on October 3.

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According to NAN, Sani Danjuma, spokesman of the Katsina ministry of education, broke the news in a statement on Sunday.

In December 2020, Katsina schools had been directed to end their third term for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The state government had subsequently ordered the schools to remain shut indefinitely at around the same time when bandits had abducted students in the Kankara LGA.

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In 2021, some of the schools had been reopened while others facing security challenges were temporarily shut.

All schools in the state had earlier been scheduled to resume on September 13 but the date was postponed to enable adjustments to the academic timetable.

In the statement, Danjuma quoted Badamasi Lawal, the commissioner of education, as saying that classes would resume from October 4 for both day and boarding students.

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The commissioner said the adjustment of the timetable was to enable the alignment of the academic calendar with that of other states.

He also said that the resumption was for the completion of 3rd term academic activities for the 2020/2021 session, including in schools in areas facing security challenges.

Lawal called on all schools across the state to strictly observe preventive measures against the COVID-19, particularly the use of hand sanitisers, face masks, and observance of social distancing.

The commissioner further assured parents and the students of adequate security, saying that the state government would do everything possible to ensure the protection of their lives.

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Lawal also appealed to parents and the general public to continue to pray for the end of the security challenges in the state, and others affected in the north.



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