Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said his team is working toward the reopening of primary and secondary schools by September 21, after a review of the ongoing monitoring and procedures by the Ministry of Health.
“As regards our primary and secondary schools, we are working towards reopening them around the 21st of September 2020. This position is not cast in stone and subject to a review of our ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health.
“Remember that we said that the virus will peak and we will flatten the curve in the month of August. From what we have seen, it appears we have flattened the curve. In the last two weeks, we have continued to see a drop in the positivity that we have encountered in the state,” the governor said during a briefing on Saturday at the State House, Marina.
The governor, however, ordered that tertiary institutions in the state should be re-opened from September 14.
Nigeria shut down all schools across the country in March as part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Though the government has allowed students in graduating classes in both secondary and primary schools to go back to school and write their terminal examinations, others are yet to be allowed to go back to their various schools.