- The Lagos state government has revealed how it will go about the reopening of school
- The special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tokunbo Wahab, said that tertiary schools resumption will take a phased format
- Wahab disclosed the final-year students of tertiary institutions will resume first to enable them to write exams and submit projects
The Lagos government has given a crucial update on the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state amid the terrible scourge of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokunbo Wahab, the special adviser to Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on education, disclosed that the state government will do a phased reopening of universities and polytechnics by starting with final-year students, Channels TV reports.
Wahab explained that this category of students who have been receiving lectures online will return to their campuses, take their revision and then write examinations and projects before others will begin to resume.
The governor's aide stated: “For our tertiary (institutions) from on the 14th, we are going to start with the final year students across our tertiary institutions. With those final-year students, we are sure that they are older, they are more mature, and they are going to meet up with the protocol as put in place by the institutions..."
He explained that the government, in line with stipulated health protocols, will not allow all students to return to their schools at the same time.
Wahab went on to note that this is the formula that will be used for secondary students; he said: “For our secondary from on the 21st, they are also going to have a phased resumption.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos government had 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 would remain closed throughout the state for now.
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