Just In: Lagos Govt Confirms January 18 As Resumption Date For Schools Below Tertiary Level

Lagos Govt Directs Public, Private Schools To Reopen January 18
Students of Rising Sun Children School wear face masks as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in their classroom in Yaba, Lagos, on October 12, 2020. PHOTO: Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP

Lagos State Government has confirmed that all public and private schools below tertiary level, will resume on Monday, January 18, which will be the start of the second term for 2020/2021 academic session.

This affirmation was made on Friday by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo while noting that this is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with relevant stakeholders.

Welcoming all to a happy and successful new academic term, Adefisayo urged students and members of staff to stay safe and adhere strictly to COVID-19 guideline.

She added that schools must provide soap, wash hand basin, alcoholic hand sanitizers, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State.

The Commissioner stressed that washing of hands, wearing of face masks and maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to in order to avoid further spread of the virus.

Adefisayo however reiterated her earlier advice that all schools must ensure strict compliance with subsisting COVID-19 requirements for school’s resumption.

She further disclosed that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the guidelines for school’s re-opening in their respective schools as the State’s Office of Education Quality Assurance Team will be on ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.

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