Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, has asked students of Primary 6, JSS 3, SSS 3, to resume school in August 3, 2020.
Recall that schools, churches, Mosques, and social activities were banned from operating following the coming of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Sanwo-Olu announced this while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation report in the stare, held at Lagos House, Marina, Lagos.
The governor stated that Senior Secondary 3 and Technical 3 are to resume August. 3 while Junior Secondary 3 will wait for assessment for one week.
“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.
“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.”
Other highlights of Governor’s address include:
*The above applies to only day schools both public and private. Boarding schools remain shut
*Other schools remain closed and continue online learning
*Curfew remains 10pm to 4am
*Social and Event Centres to remain closed
*Religious and Worship Centres remain closed
*Bars and Spars to remain closed
*No Mass gathering of burials, weddings should be more than 20 people.
*Public Service remains as it is.
*Sports facilities within Residential Estates can open with not more than 20 people.
*Businesses willing to open should register with Safety Commission on www.lasgsafetyreg.com
*No Mask No Entry into facilities should be promoted