Lagos State adopts phased reopening of schools from Sept. 21
Lagos State government on Sunday said it has adopted phase resumption plans for all schools to enable them meet certain requirements in compliance with covid-19 protocol.
State commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo who disclosed this in a statement noted that Lagos adopts a phased reopening in public schools after the lifting of the lockdown imposed in the state and other part of the country as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“This phased approach to opening will enable public schools meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch the behaviour of the pandemic as we gradually open up our schools.
“The present JSS 3 and SSS 2 students in public schools in the State are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020.
“The resumption will permit the present JSS 3 students who are already in an exit class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination organised by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.
“The resumption will also afford the present SSS 2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SSS 3. The scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board,” the statement read in part,” Adefisayo said.
Adefisayo confirmed reopening of other classes will be announced later. She also advised private schools to prepare phased reopening as done with public schools.
The commissioner assured parents that announcements for the reopening of the other classes would be announced soon.
Adefisayo advised private primary and secondary school owners in the state to prioritise safety first and open in phases similar to the plans for public schools.