Abia State Schools Resumption Date 2020/2021 | 1st Term

Abia State Schools Resumption Date 2019/2020 & 2020/2021.

The Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has approved the resumption of all Public and Private Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in
Abia State for the continuation of the First Term of 2020/2021 on Monday January 11, 2021.

As a result of the new wave of COVID 19, All School Heads and Proprietors are to ensure that all the COVID 19 Guidelines and Protocols already put in place are strictly maintained and observed. They should also
note that by this directive, the First Term, 2020/2021 will now officially end on Wednesday February 10, 2021.

This is to ensure that the First Term runs a full course as expected.

Any School Proprietors that shortchange this schedule and decide to cut corners by running an abridged term will be appropriately sanctioned.

The duration of First Term 2020/2021 is from November 2, 2020 to February 10, 2021 with the Christmas break in-between .

Be properly guided!

Third term for the 2020/2021 academic session will start on May 10, 2021 and end on August 5, 2021.

The education loving Governor of this State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, and the State Executive Council, approved the above arrangements to make sure that Abia school children do not miss anything in their academic activities.

We want to assure every one that these measures, hard and tight as they may appear, are put in place to keep our educational system running effectively.


To make sure that the COVID-19 spread is curtailed and put in check, all the protocols already in place in our schools will continue to be observed.

Every Headteacher and Principal must ensure that the COVID-19 guidelines established when the exit classes returned to school are strictly maintained.

For example:
1. The use of thermometers to check the temperature at the gate everyday will continue.

2. Regular washing of hands with soap and water at the established hand washing stations will continue and more stations should be created where needed.

3. The use of hand sanitizers by staff and pupils/ students will continue.

4. All administrators, teachers, students and visitors to all our schools must wear face masks.

5. No long breaks for now. We will continue to have supervised short breaks in the classes.

6. No games/sports activities, organized or not, will be allowed in our schools for now.

7. We will continue to maintain social and physical distancing of at least 2m in our classes.

8. No general morning assemblies will be held in our schools. Teachers should conduct morning prayers before the first period everyday.

9. All schools must take advantage of the COVID-19 lectures they have received to constantly teach and remind pupils and students that protection from the infection is a personal responsibility that no one should neglect at any time.

10. All Schools must run from 8.00am to 1.40pm daily only. No afternoon or evening lessons of any sort should be arranged. Pupils and students must be allowed to go home after 1.40pm everyday.

11. The sick bays and isolation centers already created in our schools must be maintained. Report all suspected cases promptly by calling 07002242362 .



Dr Kanelechi CK Nwangwa, Assoc. Prof. Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Abia State. 
31st December, 2020.

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