It has come to the attention of the Rivers State Ministry of Education that some private schools in the state are planning to vacate for the 3rd term 2020/2021 academic session on the 20th Of August in flagrant disobedience of the state government’s approved school calendar.
In the released calendar approved by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike in August 2020, schools are to vacate for the third term 2020/2021 academic session on the 10th of September 2021.
Thus, the state Ministry of Education has ordered schools to vacate on the approved date.
The ordered was contained in statement signed by the state Permanent Secretary, Sir Chidi Adiele.
The statement reads;
“For the avoidance of doubt, any private school that vacates before the approved closing date shall face appropriate sanctions and fines payable directly to the State government through the ICT Department.”
It further stressed that;
“By this notice, private schools are informed to adhere strictly to this directive. Officials of the state Ministry of Education shall be deployed to seal up schools that vacate before the approved closing date.”