Public, private schools not reopening now – Ministry

Public, private schools not reopening now - Ministry

Public and private primary and secondary schools in Lagos State are not reopening on Monday, January 4, 2021 as earlier announced.

Indications have emerged that their reopening depends on the outcome of the second wave of COVID-19 goes.

While prodded on whether the schools would reopen as earlier announced by the Ministry of Education, the spokesman, Mr Kayode Abayomi, noted that recent developments concerning the second wave of the pandemic would not allow that.

“Please, recall that the Ministry of Education earlier announced 4th of January as resumption date for the second term 2020/2021 academic session, but this has since been overtaken by the turn of events due to the recent waves of Covid-19 pandemic.

“As a result of the spike in Coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Governor announced the indefinite closure of all schools. To this end, kindly be informed that a new date of resumption will be announced as soon as possible”, Abayomi stated.

It would be recalled that following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Federal Government said all schools should be shut down till January 18 to know the trend the development is taking before deciding to reopen schools or not.

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