Flood: Bayelsa govt directs closure of all schools

Yenagoa—The Bayelsa State government has directed all public primary, secondary and private schools in the state to suspend all academic activities and embark on a flood break from Monday 3rd October to Friday, 11th November, 2022.

Agala Damini disclosed this in a statement on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics in the Ministry of Education.

He said that the directive became imperative to safeguard the lives of teachers and students as flood water begins to submerge some parts of the state.

He however, added that 18 schools across Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia and Yenagoa Local Government Areas are expected to wait until Monday, 10th October, 2022 before embarking on the flood break.

He further explained that the delay is due to a proposed visit by officials from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Abuja and Ministry of Education personnel for a data validation exercise in the said schools.

Damini also appealed to head teachers of the affected schools to comply and provide the required documents and data to enable the officials to complete their assignments in record time before the flood water begins to submerge their locations.

According to the Tribune Online revealed that the flood water is gradually submerging parts of Adagbabiri Swali, Azikoro, Amassoma, Sagbama communities and the Nembe Kingdom in the state.

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