Enugu, – Public and private schools in Enugu State on Monday resumed for 2018/2019 academic session with cleaning up of their schools’ environment.
A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the resumption in some public and private schools in Enugu metropolis reports that all the schools visited had commenced academic and extra-curricular activities without delay.
The head school teachers who spoke to NAN, said that students and pupils resumed in their numbers which helped the cleanup of the school environment, including classrooms to be faster as well as enable them to have one or two lessons in their new classes.
The Vice-Principal of Girls High School, Uwani, Mrs Chioma Ebue, said that a large number of students turned up, adding that the cleanup would be completed without delay to enable the students begin their lesson.
“Until all the students get into their new classrooms and settle down, lesson will then commence because this is a new session where students are meant to begin in new classes with introduction of new, additional subjects,” Ebue said.
The Head Teacher of Zik’s Avenue Primary School 2, Uwani, Mrs Ude Nwobele, told NAN that about 65 per cent of the pupils came to school, noting that their large turnout had made the cleanup activities in the classrooms, surroundings and toilets to be faster and as such, lessons followed immediately.
Mrs Ezeora Ngozika, Coordinator of the new intake registration at Zik Avenue Primary School, said that the number of new pupils coming for registration into Primary 1 was much.
“Many pupils are really coming in for registration, in fact, before 9.30 a.m., we have registered more that 21 children into Primary 1,” she said.
At Igbariam Primary School, Achara Layout, the Headmistress, Mrs Josephine Obodo, noted that virtually all the classrooms had more than 20 pupils each, saying that the number showed that a large number of pupils came to school.
Obodo said that lessons would also commence immediately after the cleanup of the environment because they were many to keep the environment clean as quick as possible.
“Everywhere is almost cleaned up because the pupils are large in the their number and with this development, they will be going into their new classrooms for one two lessons before we close for the day,‘’ she said.
Mrs Esther Obi, the head teacher of God’s Care Private School in Achara Layout, said that pupils were already in their various new classes, while new comers were undergoing registration so as to join in the learning going on.