The state also directed the full reopening of five boarding schools for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session from Sunday, March 28, 2021.
This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner of Education's Public Relations Officer, Sani Suleman on Monday evening.
The affected schools are Government Unity Secondary School Malumfashi; SUNCAIS, Katsina; Government Girls Secondary School Dutsin Safe, Katsina; Government Girls Arabic Secondary School, Dutsinma; Government School for the Deaf, Malumfashi and Government School for the Blind, Katsina.
The statement read, “In line with the Katsina State policy on School’s resumption, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari (CFR) has directed the reopening of all Female Boarding Secondary Schools on Day System Basis to nearby Schools of their locations/residence on Wednesday 24th March 2021.
“Similarly, the Government directed the re-opening of the following boarding Schools: Government Unity Secondary School Malumfashi; SUNCAIS Katsina; Government Girls Secondary School Dustin Safe Katsina; Government Girls Arabic Secondary School Dutsinma; Government School for the Deaf Malumfashi and Government School for the Blind Katsina on Sunday 28th Match, 2021 for the continuation of 2020/2021 academic session.
“Covid-19 protocols should strictly be adhered to by Students, Staff and Visitors.’
Recall that schools in the state were closed down last December following the abduction of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
Although the students were released after six days in captivity, the government, however, took the decision as a precautionary measure despite the release of the students.