Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Why private schools insist on resuming for 1st term in Niger

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Although the state government directed that schools be re-opened for the 2019/2020 third term and that the second and third term examinations be conducted by schools virtually were cancelled, some private schools in Niger State of Nigeria have insisted that they would resume for first term against the directive of the state government.

Report says the government in line with the decision taken during a meeting of Northern Commissioners for Education, had declared that schools in the North are to resume for the third term.

Hajia Hanatu Salihu, Honourable Commissioner of Education at a media briefing in Minna, Niger State capital, in the week, had declared that schools would re-open for the 2019/2020 third term, and that the second and third term examinations conducted by schools virtually were cancelled

Nonetheless, the majority of the private schools are refusing to abide by the state government’s directive as they claimed that they were done with the third term and would not repeat the term.

It was learnt that the schools, which are said to be in the frontline are best described as the ‘Big Five’ private schools in Minna, as the parents are preparing for the first term and not the third term, report said.

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