- The Lagos state government has given a crucial update on school resumption
- For secondary schools, the government disclosed that only JJ3 and SSS 2 will be allowed to return to school on Monday, September 21
- This was announced on Sunday, September 13, by the state's ministry of education
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As an afterthought, the Lagos state government on Sunday, September 13, announced the categories of secondary school students that will be allowed to return to their classrooms on Monday, September 21.
According to a statement issued by Kayode Abayomi, the head of public affairs, Lagos state ministry of education, only JSS 3 and SSS 2 students will be permitted to resume studies in schools on the said date.
Abayomi explained that this decision is in line with the government's planned move to reopen schools through a phased approach.
He further noted that this pattern will "enable public schools to meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols"
Abayomi in his statement on Sunday said: “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."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos government had 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 would do a phased reopening of universities and polytechnics by starting with final-year students.
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..."
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