Low Turnout Greets School Resumption in Ebonyi


By Ogochukwu Edeh / Fidelia Ekebe Odinakachukwu


Following the directive by the Ebonyi State government for primary and secondary schools to resume the second term of 2021/2022 academic session on Monday, January, 10, 2022, some schools in the State witnessed low turnout of students.


One of the empty classrooms


THE VOICE visit to several schools across Abakaliki metropolis on Monday showed that few students present for the new term were busy cleaning their schools’ premises. Few students were seen in their class rooms, while some classes were virtually empty.


However , THE VOICE observed that the students disregarded COVID 19 protocol ,as they were seen without wearing face masks. Infrared thermometers, hand sanitizers and verometer buckets were not visibly seen at strategic locations at the of the time of filing this report.

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School visited include Presco Secondary school, Government Technical college,among others.


Speaking to THE VOICE, the principal of Presco secondary school, Mrs Nnenna Obasi noted that the students are yet to resumed fully following the festive holidays, as only few students resumed. She revealed that all the teachers were present to commence school activities .

Adding “If anyone should be blamed for the late resumption of the students,it should be the parents because the students are practically under the care of their parents or guardian. So my advise to parents is that they should bring their children back home on time prior to the date of school resumption” she stated.


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