Delta State Government has announced that the state-owned tertiary institutions will resume academic activities on October 2, 2020.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday, September 16. According to him, students will resume in phases in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

He said, “We have agreed to reopen on October 2nd immediately after the Independence Day celebration. Each institution is to work out its own programme to fall within the time frame given. This applies to all tertiary institutions under the Delta State Ministry of Higher Education. This doesn’t apply to federal institutions. Federal institutions are not included in this arrangement. They are controlled by the Federal Ministry of Education.”

The commissioner explained further, “It is very obvious that resumption will be in phases. The schools will work out their own arrangements but on October 2. At the time this lockdown started, they (tertiary institutions) were not all at the same level. Some were in the first semester while others were in the second semester. The school management knows what to do. Our appeal is that students should adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.”

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