BENIN CITY – Public and Private Primary and Secondary Schools in Edo state yesterday resumed for a new academic session after the long holiday.
A visit to some schools in Benin metropolis revealed that there was low turn out of pupils and students.
In some of the primary schools, it was observed that lectures had started with  the few pupils that turned up while others had few teachers as at the time our correspondents visited.
At St Paul’s Primary school, off Airport Road, Benin City, the Headmistress, Mrs H.O Osiamgibi said the turn   out of pupils was encouraging even though the day was meant for sanitation exercise.
She said that after the clean-up teachers were expected to meet to fashion out the structure for the new session.
At Ogbe Primary school, off Airport Road, Benin City, the Headmaster, Mr SA Omorihienren expressed satisfaction with the turn out of pupils who were in there various classless receiving lectures as at the time when The Nigerian OBSERVER visited.
In an interview, the proprietress of a private secondary school in Benin City said academic activities commenced with the resumption.
She advised parents on the negative implications of holding their children and wards back home after the resumption date.
It was observed that as early as 7am, the traffic flow in Benin City had relatively increased, with many parents hurrying to take their children to school.