Some parents in Delta state have expressed displeasure over the school resumption arrangement by the Delta state ministry of basic and secondary education.
On Wednesday, September 23, 2020. the Delta state commissioner for basic and secondary education, Patrick Ukah, released a statement on the resumption arrangement for primary and secondary schools in the state.
According to the statement already published by Emerald News, schools that have not written second term examination prior to the compulsory COVID-19 lock down are to resume from September 28 to prepare and write the second exam while first term 2020/2021 will commence from Monday, October 12, 2020 through to December 18,2020.
But the statement released by the commissioner said resumption for children in Nursery/Pre – primary KG 1 to 3 pupils have been deferred to January 2021. This is where the grouse of the parents lies.
Parents who commented on the resumption story as published by Emerald News have said the resumption arrangement was not acceptable to them. They rejected a situation where the elderly children must have gone to school and the parents to their different work places, who now takes care of the little ones at home? This is their disagreement.
One of the parents who dropped a comment on the page said: “With the older kids resuming first term by October and Pre-Nursery and Nursery School pupils staying at home till 2021, who does the government expect to look after the kids at home?
“Are parents to take 2-3 kids along to work? Are the kids expected to be at home alone at their mercy? Please, the government should urgently reconsider their decision on Pre-Nursery and Nursery resumption.”
Another parent said: “With pre-nursery and nursery pupils staying at home till January 2021, it therefore means there won’t be 1st term for the kids and they’re to resume for second term after about a year of sitting at home? It’s a wrong decision that the government should reconsider.”