- Dates have been fixed for the reopening of all schools in Lagos state
- For tertiary academic institutions, the date of resumption is Monday, September 14
- Primary and secondary schools will tentatively resume on Monday, September 21
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The Lagos government has given a new and rather interesting update on the plan for the reopening of primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the state.
According to Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, all tertiary schools in the state will resume on Monday, September 14.
Akosile, in a tweet on Saturday, August 29, disclosed that both primary and secondary schools will tentatively be reopened on Monday, September 21.
The governor's chief press secretary added that bars, lounges, spas and night clubs will remain closed throughout the state for now.
The tweet read: "All tertiary institutions in Lagos to reopen on September 14th. Primary and secondary schools may tentatively be reopened by 21st of Sept.
"Bars, lounges, Spas, night clubs remain closed for now!"
Moreover, during a press briefing in Marina, Lagos on Saturday, the governor said: “I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institution will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the directive for the reopening of schools, the Lagos state government had put in place some safety measures for secondary students who would be writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCCE).
The Ministry of Education in Lagos informed journalists on Monday, August 3, that hand basins, running water, santisers, thermometer had been made available to prevent and curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Added to this, safety protocols like social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face masks were being strictly observed.
Earlier, the federal government had warned the state governments against the reopening of schools because of pressure from the children and parents.
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba, who spoke on Monday, June 22, while reacting to questions at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, also said the Federal Ministry of Education did not give Oyo state any guidance to reopen schools.
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