Ekwulobia (Aguata LGA)-Students and pupils appear delighted to be back to their classes they joined the exit classes to reopen for academic activities in Anambra State.
Some information officers who toured some schools in Ekwulobia report that virtually all the schools observed COVID-19 protocols while the children returned for studies as directed by the state government.
Principal, Urban Girls’ Secondary School, Ekwulobia, Mrs Chioma Nwosu said that about 80 per cent of the students in her school returned to school with renewed zeal, ready to learn.
“The students were visibly happy that schools resumed for studies because they were excited at the development.
“I also mandated that students without face masks should not enter the school’s compound until they provide theirs.
“I insisted that every classroom block must have its buckets with water, liquid soap and hand sanitisers in observance of the protocols on COVID-19.’’
Miss Adaobi Isaac and Miss Mmesoma Ezeibe Junior Secondary School (JSS), two students of Urban Girls’ Secondary School, Ekwulobia, said they were happy that schools resumed because they were tired of staying at home.
Miss Chinenye Obiefuna a Senior Secondary School (SSS) 1 student of Monsignor Maduka Memorial Secondary School, Ekwulobia, said she participated in the on-the-air lessons but preferred being physically in a classroom setting.
“You know students have varying Intelligence quotients and so on-the-air teaching may not be sufficient to solve our learning problems as some of us do not grasp at the same speed in the `on-the-air –teaching and learning.
“Students can now ask teachers questions in the face-to-face method without fear of the time scheduled for questions. During teachings during on the air-teaching, some feel shy at asking questions,’’ she said.
Miss Chidumebi Obidigbo of Monsignor Maduka Memorial Secondary School, Ekwulobia said: “students who did not have mobile phones did not participate in the online lessons’’.
General Mathematics and Further Mathematics Teacher at Monsignor Maduka Memorial Secondary School, Ekwulobia, Mr Onyeka Nebedum said; “students in my school came back in their numbers; also teachers are already teaching the students in their classes.
Source: Anambra State Government