The Lagos state government has announced plans to reopen schools in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Special Advisor on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tokunbo Wahab, announced on Thursday, September 10, 2020, and said the reopening will be gradual.
“Not all students in the state are allowed to resume at the same time. The resumption will be gradual, so we won’t open our elementary schools on the 21st, ”said Wahab.
He added that the gradual resumption is necessary to smooth the curve and gradually reintegrate students into the normal school process.
“From next week we will gradually start reopening our universities.
“On the 14th we announced that the universities would reopen for the first time after being closed for six months.
“Within six months, the students received lecturers online.
“We will start with final year students at our universities. After the exams, those in the year before last can be readmitted, ”said Wahab.
Final year college students will be the first to return to the state because they are “older and more mature,” according to the governor’s special adviser.
Secondary school students will also gradually be re-admitted from September 21st.
Three upper secondary school students (SS3) will finish their exams after they have resumed.
The parents have been informed and it is recommended to work with the state government.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had previously announced the reopening of schools
“I am pleased to announce that our universities will be able to reopen all of our universities from September 14, 2020,” said the governor, adding that secondary and elementary schools will resume a week later.
Schools will reopen based on the regulations of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
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