Lagos State Government has revealed plans on how Schools in the State will be reopened amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Schools in the State have been closed since April as part of measures to limit the spread of the virus.
The Special Adviser on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Tokunbo Wahab, in an interview on Channels Television on Thursday, September 10, 2020, said the reopening will be in phases; adding that: “Not all the pupils in the State will be allowed to resume at the same time…..we will not open our Primary Schools yet.”
Mr Wahab said the phased resumption is necessary to flatten the curve and gradually integrate the pupils back to the normal School process.
He said: “From next week, we will start a phased reopening of our Tertiary Institutions. On the 14th we announced that tertiary institutions will reopen for the first time after six months of closure. Within the six months the students were receiving lecturers online. We are going to start with final year students across our tertiary institutions. Then after their exams, those in their penultimate year can resume.”
The final year Students of Tertiary Institutions will be the first set of pupils to resume in the State because according to the Governor’s Special Adviser, “they are older and more matured.”
Parents have been informed and are advised to cooperate with the State Government.
The State Government noted that Schools will be reopened based on the regulations of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).