The Ministry of Education in Cross River State on Tuesday supervised the phased trial resumption of schools in the state which were shut in March due to the COVID- 19 pandemic in the country.
The trial took place simultaneously in three public schools in the three senatorial districts of the state.
The schools are West African People’ s Institute , Calabar , in the Southern Senatorial District ; Government Secondary School , Ikom, in the Central Senatorial District ; and Government Secondary School , Igoli in the Northern Senatorial District.
During the resumption of WAPI, only Senior Secondary School 1 – 3 students were in school with their face masks and face shields.
They (students ) were told on the assembly ground by their principal, Mrs. Mercy Etim , to go home and wait for further information on when they would return to school.
State Commissioner for Education, Dr . Godwin Amanke , was also at WAPI and it was gathered that in the next phase , the school would be decontaminated before the students and teachers would resume.
One of the students , who spoke with our correspondent after they were asked to go home , said , “ I am not happy that we are going to stay at home again . I thought we were going to resume fully . It has been very boring staying at home for so long . ”