LOW TURN-OUT IN BOTH GOVERNMENT SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS AS THEY RESUME
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 5, 2021
There was generally low turnout in both Government Secondary and Primary Schools as they resumed yesterday after the Christmas and New year holidays.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has earlier directed all schools in the State to resume.
Fewer number of Students and Teachers were seen teaching and learning in schools visited.
Speaking to Radio Rivers Reporter, Fubara Miebaka Amadi, the Principal Administration of Community Boys Secondary School Elelenwo, Mrs Wanosike Goodluck and Mrs Iforma Nwadukwu, the Head teacher of State Primary School Elelenwo, Mr. Fred Renner Ephraim, the Vice Principal Admin of Government Technical College Port Harcourt, Mr Adumo Ibinabo as well as the Principal of Methodist Girls High School Port Harcourt, Reverend Selepiri Okaidi confirmed the resumption of schools in the state.
According to them, teaching and learning has also commenced calling on Parents to release their children to come to School.
Some Students who also spoke, said they are happy to resume School to enable them cover the areas uncovered calling on their mates who are yet to resume to do so as teaching and learning had begun.
They called on the Government, Old Students and Well meaning individuals to assist the Schools by providing the necessary logistics, including desks, tables and chairs to enhance academic goal.
Meanwhile, the Princepal of Stella Maris College Port Harcourt who spoke to our reporter on Telephone confirmed that the School has resumed yesterday but assured that Students of Stella Maris College will resumed formally today because of the fumigation of the compound.
In the same vain, the Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta Dr. Silverline Chikagozi says the School has commenced teaching and learning for the 2020/2021 Academic Session as directed by the Rivers State Ministry of Education.
The Principal, Senior Secondary, Dr. Silverline Chikagozi in a chat with our Correspondent, Justice Ogbonna said Students have also started attending classes.
According to her, learning has already started with sizeable number of students with teachers, commencing the First Term work, while all Covid-19 protocols are strictly adhered to.
Dr. Chikagozi expressed the hope that students would turn-out in subsequent days as most of them travelled to the Hinter land for last year’s festivals.