- Schools in Lagos will be reopened from Monday, August 3
- This is the latest directive from the office of the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
- Sanwo-Olu, however, said that only students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS3 will resume on the said date
Sanwo-Olu in his directive on Friday, July 3, stated that only students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS3 will resume beginning from Monday, August 3, The Nation reports.
He stated: “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."
The governor went on to advise academic institutions to make adequate preparation for the reopening.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that students in Lagos state might soon resume academic activities as the state government on Thursday, June 4, said the decision to reopen schools would be taken in two weeks. Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure during a press briefing.
He said the decision on the reopening of schools would be taken after a meeting was held with stakeholders in the education sector.
Legit.ng gathered that Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the ministry of education and Lagos state safety commission would both be involved in the decision on the reopening of schools.
Also, the Nigerian government had dismissed a report which claimed that the federal ministry of education announced July 20 as the date for the official resumption of schools across the country.
The ministry of education in a statement on Thursday, evening, June 4, said the purported report did not originate from any of its media handles. According to the ministry, the official date for resumption of schools nationwide was yet to be confirmed.
The federal government had shut schools across the country following the outbreak of COVID-19.
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