Officials of the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, tuesday morning in Calabar, Cross River State, stopped the plan by the state government to re-open the West African People’s Institute, WAPI, one of three schools picked for the phasal re-opening of public schools in the state, www.rapidgist.com can reveal
Our reporter on the ground revealed that, Godwin Amanke, the state Commissioner of Education, had arrived the school early this morning at the head of a schools inspection team to address the staff and students and hand them protective face masks. Shortly after, NCDC officials arrived, battle ready and directed that the Commissioner, his entourage as well as staff and students to vacate the school. The Commissioner and his entourage promptly left the school as the NCDC officials enforced compliance.
We can also reveal that Amanke distributed covid protective gear to a paltry 110 students out of all the students in SS1-3 who came out with expectation of starting school. No member of staff was handed any protective gear.
“I had looked forward to going back to school again but this morning we saw people come to the school and told the Commissioner and all of us to leave the school and we had to obey this instruction”, an anonymous student of WAPI told us.
We were further informed that the decision to re-open the three schools, one each in the three senatorial districts in the state, did not receive the nod of the NCDC.