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Bayelsa Government Closes Schools Over Flooding

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that From Monday, October 3, 2022, to Friday, November 11, 2022, the government of Bayelsa State has ordered all public, primary, and secondary schools in the state, as well as all private institutions, to halt all academic activity and begin a break due to the flooding.

Agala Damini, Director of Planning, Research, and Statistics in the Ministry of Education, issued a statement on behalf of the Permanent Secretary stating that the directive became necessary in order to safeguard the lives of teachers and students as flood began to submerge some parts of the state.

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On the other hand, he stated that 18 schools located in the Kolokuma/Opokuma, Nembe, Ogbia, and Yenagoa Local Government Areas will have to wait till Monday, October 10, 2022, before beginning the flood break.

He went on to explain that the reason for the delay was because officials from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Abuja and employees from the Ministry of Education were planning to visit the schools in question in order to conduct a data validation exercise there.

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Damini also made an appeal to the head teachers of the schools that were impacted, pleading with them to comply and submit the necessary paperwork and data to enable the officials to finish their tasks in record time before the flood begins to submerge their places.

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The situation with the flood has shown that the flood water is gradually submerging parts of the settlements of Adagbabiri Swali, Azikoro, Amassoma, and Sagbama in the Nembe, Bayelsa state.

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