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Bayelsa NUT Rejects September 26 Resumption Date

The Bayelsa State government, on Wednesday, announced September 26 as the resumption date for private and public schools in the state.

Reacting to the announcement, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) , stated that its members would not resume school unless they were trained and sensitised on Ebola screening and prevention, to safeguard the lives of the pupils.

The state Chairman of the NUT, Mr Ogola Brandla, while announcing the resolution of union, said members of the NUT were waiting to participate in the training, in order to equip teachers with the requisite knowledge on how to prevent Ebola in Bayelsa schools.

He explained that the training of teachers was necessary to ensure that schools remain protected from the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease and that until such training was done, teachers will stay out of the classrooms.

However, the State Commissioner of Education, Mr Salo Adikimo, however said schools in the state would resume on September 29 for academic work.

He insisted that the government has trained enough personnel to be deployed to schools across the eight local government areas of the state.

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