Ekiti To Reopen Schools Sept 21

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has announced that primary and secondary schools in the state will reopen from September 21.

He also said tertiary institutions in the state will reopen from October 2nd subject to each institution’s Governing Council decision and strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He said “Students in SSS II, JSS III, and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, while students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28.

“Students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.”

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He also announced that churches and mosques can now hold two services on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays while midweek services and night vigils are still prohibited.

He said, “After a careful review and advice by the experts, I am glad to announce that worship centres can now hold two services on Friday, Saturday or Sunday as the case may be but mid-week activities and night vigils remain suspended for now. Other protocols and regulations concerning worship centres reopening still subsist.”

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