Dear Parents and Friends,
I trust that you are well and enjoying good health.
Yesterday, the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and
Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha announced the partial lifting of the ban on interstate movement, as from 1st of July 2020, to note the interstate movements would only take place outside curfew hours.Furthermore, there will also be a safe re-opening of schools to allow graduating students back to classes in preparation for examinations.
No doubt, JHC is delighted about these developments as it removes uncertainty for our Years 12 and 9 students regarding the sitting of the external examinations. We now wait on further details from the Federal and State governments to provide more details about which group of students and when they can resume.
I am glad to report that all efforts are made to ensure a sanitised environment for the resumption. Parents of the affected students are encouraged to plan and prepare for their return to campus. JHC will share the specific details once we receive this from the respective authorities.
I have had the privilege to be sitting in on the Zoom meetings over the last few weeks which engaged our graduating classes in the teaching and learning, as well as their feedback. It is heartening to know that 99% of our students are engaged and submitting work regularly. However, a handful of students are not engaged as required which is disappointing. A stern reminder, students only have one chance to do well in these important examinations and are strongly encouraged to go the extra mile as there are no supplementary examinations and no opportunities to repeat classes. Parents please enquire regularly from your children about their progress and ensure that they are available and logged in for these digital sessions.
In conclusion, ‘The struggle you are in today is developing in you the
strength you need for tomorrow’; and, ‘You got to get up every morning
with determination if you want to go to bed with satisfaction’
Stay safe and be happy until we meet again.
Abraham P. Swart