The Lagos State government has announced its decision to reopen schools August 3, 2020.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this on Friday, said, the reopening won’t be total yet, but only for students in their terminal classes.
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The pattern follows the format recently announced by the Federal Government and had been adopted much earlier by the Oyo State government, which is that only students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School (JSS ) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 will resume for now.
In his clarification, Sanwo-Olu said that though schools would be reopened for the transitional classes on August 3, students in Senior Secondary School three and Technical School three would resume first.
He he said pupils in primary schools and Junior Secondary School three students would resume to school a week or two weeks after the SSS 3 students would have resumed.
However, Sanwo-Olu admonished school authorities in the transitional classes to adequately prepare ahead of August 3 resumption date.
Sanwo-Olu said, “Tertiary institutions will remain closed. We continue to support online teaching during this period. However, students in the transitional classes who have mandatory public examinations ahead of them will be permitted to resume for revision classes and examinations. The commencement date for this will be from Monday, August 3rd.
“All educational establishments are to follow the guidelines for the reopening. We just finished a very serious with stakeholders in the educational sector for the reopening.
“SSS 3 and Tech 3 students are to start; for JSS 3, and primary six they will wait for about a week or two before resumption. This permitted opening will for only day schooling. No boarding activities are permitted during this time.
“School authorities are expected to prepare well from now till August 3.”