This was confirmed yesterday in a statement by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Phoebe Yayi.
According to Yayi, the government approved the resumption dates for students on Sunday and Monday next week, adding that the change was made to allow students to prepare for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled to begin on August 24.
All school principals were also directed to make arrangements and prepare for the resumption of the JSS3 boarding students on Sunday, and the day students on Monday.
She said “All administrators of public and private schools are to note that, the one-week period starting from Sunday, 16th August, is to allow them to make necessary preparations to accommodate the JSS 3 students in line with the COVID-19 guidelines in place as it were in the case of the SS3 students.
“Proprietors of private schools are expected to comply accordingly through the Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority and are advised to ensure proper arrangements for safe transportation of their students to and from schools,”