To date, not a single case of Covid-19 infection is reported in our schools. Therefore, regardless of any review that may take place in some quarters, Bauchi State Ministry of Education is determined to reopen schools in the state on January 18th, unfailingly, as earlier decided by the State Executive Council.
The 2020/2021 school calendar starts that day. Unless we stand resolute on our school plan for the year, the session will be mutilated by fear of Covid-19 as was 2019/2020.
Parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders to please take note.
We will avoid Covid-19 with its familiar protocol: Face masks, social distance, sanitation and testing in schools as it is elsewhere—not with further closures—except under a resoundingly imminent emergency.