Lagos Announces Partial Re-Opening Of Schools

Wale Jagun

Mr Babajiide Sanwo – Olu

Lagos State Government, on Friday announced August 3, 2020 for re-opening of schools in the state for JSS 3, SSS 3 and other students in exiting classes.

The Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu, making the announcement at a media briefing, said the resumption is for those in transitional classes.

He said the decision was taken after a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector.

“We just finished a very long meeting with various stakeholders in the education sector. That is what has kept us for the past two hours. And so, for the avoidance of doubt, students impacted by this directive would be in the transitional class of JSS 3, SSS 3 and Tech III, the technical schools three as well,” he said.

“The commencement date for this would be from Monday, August 3, 2020. SSS 3 and Tech 3 will start. But for JSS 3, we’ll wait for another one or two weeks and we’ll see how we’ve taken the first set of Tech 3 and SSS 3 before they now subsequently would open.

“This permitted opening would apply only to day schooling; no boarding activity of any sort is permitted at this time.

“School authorities are expected to spend this period, between now and August 3, to be able to prepare themselves well and get the right directives from our ministry of education and the quality assurance office under the ministry of education.

For students in tertiary institutions, the Governor said that:

“They’ll continue to enjoy their online academic activities”, pending the decision taken on physical resumption.

“I know that some of them are also conversing with us on if some final year students would be allowed to have physical opening. That modality, we’re still working on it with them, but the online teaching that has started at the tertiary institutions will continue,” he added.

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