The Katsina State Government has announced October 3, 2021 as the official date for resumption for all students in public and private schools.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by Malam Sani Danjuma, the spokesperson of the Katsina State Ministry of Education.
The State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Badamasi Lawal, in the statement, said classes would commence on October 4 for both day and boarding students.
Schools in the state had earlier been scheduled to resume on the 13th of September, but was postponed to enable adjustments to the timetable.
According to the Commissioner, the timetable adjustment was to enable the alignment of the academic calendar with that of schools in other states.
Lawal also said the resumption was for the completion of third term academic activities for the 2020/2021 session, including in schools in areas faced with security problems.
He further assured parents and the students of adequate security, saying the government would do everything possible to make sure they are safe.
The Commissioner called on all schools across the state to strictly observe preventive measures against the COVID-19, particularly the use of hand sanitisers, face masks and observance of social distancing.
He also appealed to parents and the general public to continue to pray for the end of the security challenges in Katsina and other Northern states.