Lagos approves full resumption of schools

Folasade Adefisayo, Lagos State Commissioner for Education

The Lagos State government has approved the full resumption of all levels of primary and secondary schools in the state.

This is the first time schools would reopen since March when they were generally shut as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Honourable Commisioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced the resumption of all remaining classes in both public and private schools in the State beginning from Monday, 19th of October, 2020.

The physical resumption which is for 2020/2021 academic session will now include pupils in pre-primary i.e,daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools.

The Commissioner who disclosed this on Monday noted that this decision was taken after careful deliberations and consultations with relevant stakeholders including safety professionals and nursery school providers.

All public and private Schools were 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 ministry’s spokesperson, Kayode Abayomi disclosed to that the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) will continue to monitor and evaluate schools preparedness.

“The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and cleared ‘satisfactory’ by the OEQA,” he noted.

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While welcoming and wishing the pupil/students in the State a successful and fruitful new academic session, the Honourable Commissioner enjoined school owners and managers of all private schools to ensure that they are cleared by the Office of Education Quality Assurance before physical resumption.

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