High turnout as students resume third-term session 

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By Safia Abdulrahman/Funmilayo Adeyemi

Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have experienced high turnout of students as they resume for the third term academic session.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who monitored school resumption in Abuja on Monday observed students’ enthusiasm as they go about their academic activities.

The Headmistress, Local Education Authority (LEA), Wuse Zone 3, Fatima Omehi said the turnout was encouraging.

‘’ The turnout is very impressive, I will rate it at 80 per cent, and I think this is because of the emphasis we put on attendance.

” We have informed our pupils that in each subject, attendance carries 5 marks and it is important to adhere to this,” she said.

She commended the participation of teachers in the academic activities on the first day of resumption noting that all teachers were available and ready to carry out their duties.

She said students, after the assembly, were marched to their classrooms for sanitation.

A primary four teacher, Mrs Stephanie Daniel, said, ‘’we had a pre-resumption test from previous lessons and I can see that the students are prepared for this term, as it is a special term’’.

‘’It is special because we combine all performances from the first, second and third term to get an average score, which determines promotion,” she said

At the Fuaad Lababidi Islamic Academy, Wuse 2, some of the students who spoke to NAN expressed hope of a promising term as it is a promotion term to proceed to the next class.

Abba Aliyu, an SS3 student of the  school said, ” I’m happy to resume school and very well prepared to do better than the previous term because in a few weeks time I will be writing my WAEC exams”.

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The Principal of the school, Mallama Bamalli, expressed gratitude over the large student turnout, saying it showed how ready and prepared the students were.

Bamalli said that the students already started their lessons as all classrooms and environment were cleaned prior to the resumption day.

Also, the Principal of Prosperity Academy, Dakwa ,  Hajarah Mohmoh said all was set for resumption as students as well as teachers were ready to carry out their responsibilities. (NAN)

Edited by Rotimi Ijikanmi

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