School resumption: Lagos state govt opens all classes

School resumption: Lagos state govt opens all classes

- All classes in Lagos schools have been approved for a full physical resumption

- This was announced by the commissioner for education in the state, Folashade Adefisayo

- Adefisayo, however, instructed owners of private schools to ensure they get the clearance of the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA)

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The Commissioner for education in Lagos, Folasade Adefisayo, on Monday, October 12, announced that the state government has approved the opening of all classes in schools.

Adefisayo revealed that preparatory, primary and secondary schools can now resume beginning from Monday, October 19.

School resumption: Lagos state govt opens all classes

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu approves resumption of all classes in Lagos schools (Photo credit: Premium Times)
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The commissioner urged owners of private schools to ensure that they are cleared by the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) before resumption.

She said:

“The physical resumption which is for 2020/2021 academic session will now include pupils in pre-primary i.e, daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools.
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“All public and private schools are strongly advised to put safety first by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols and hygiene guidelines as instructed by the state government through the Ministry of Education.
“The Office of Education Quality Assurance will continue to monitor and evaluate schools preparedness. The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and cleared “satisfactory” by the OEQA.”

Meanwhile, the federal government had approved the full reopening of schools across the country for the commencement of the new academic session.

Legit.ng reported that the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, gave the directive at the PTF briefing on Thursday, September 3.

Aliyu, who directed the schools to conduct a risk assessment, said the reopening would be done in phases.

He said:

“For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.
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“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure that all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to access and monitor this level of compliance."

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