Pupils and students of primary and secondary schools across Bayelsa State have resumed the 2022/2023 academic calendar today.
This followed directives by the State Ministry of Education which met with stakeholders last month on the need to adjust the calendar with observation of last year’s flooding situation.
Meanwhile in an interview with staff reporter, Akpobomoere Mohammed, the resumption day is received with mixed feelings by some parents and students.
For instance, some parents, Mrs. Egai Omungu, Mr. Emmanuel Gesiye and Mrs. Amakuro Tokoni argued that resumption also need financial muscle which they are yet to gather couple with the economic situation in the society.
They noted that schools in other parts of the country will resume next month and appealed to the State Government to work out modalities to enable students in Bayelsa State enjoy the long holiday like their counterparts in other States of the federation.
Some parents on the other hand, Mrs. Katherine Endukeme and Mrs Julie Oyindeinfa expressed joy that the children are resuming, noting that the stress of having them at home in more than a month is expensive.
The duo noted that God will provide for their fees but want them to return to school, so they can handle other issues at homes.
Two students also interviewed, Miss Miemene Akpoabowei and Master John Aderigha were excited that academic activities are resuming after a long break.