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Kaduna directs public schools’ transition to 4-day working week

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Kaduna State Government says the resumption date for the 2nd term of the 2021/2022 academic session as earlier slated for Monday, January 10th, 2022 remains unchanged.

A statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal explains that, all Principals and Head Teachers are expected to receive boarding students on Sunday 9th of January 2022 and day students on Monday, 10th of January 2022 respectively.

The statement notes that, all public schools are to migrate to the 4-day working week while the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic session.

According to the statement, the Ministry of education advised parents, guardians and students to comply with public health guidelines by adopting all protective measure against COVID-19.

It says administrators and proprietors of public and private schools and other learning centres, including Islamiyya and Madrasas, are encouraged to sustain school-based security committees set up last term and to continue ensuring safety of students in schools.

Recall that last month, the State Government commence a transition to a four-day working week.

Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication)Muyiwa Adekeye in a statement explained, that, the state government would permit public servants to work from home for one day per week.

He explained that the measure became imperative to boost productivity, improve work-life balance and enable workers have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture.

Muyiwa further noted that it would also assist to reflects on lessons learnt from managing the COVID-19 pandemic which required significant relaxations of old working traditions and the ascendance of virtual and remote working arrangements.

Editing by Tina Oyinsan