School Reopening: Lagos Govt Releases Important Update On Resumption

The Lagos State Government has announced dates for the resumption of Public and Private Schools after the closure that resulted from the global COVID-19 pandemic a few months ago.

According to a statement issued, today, by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo,  the Ministry is adopting  a phased approach to the reopening of public schools in Lagos State in order to enable them to meet COVID-19 physical distance rules and safety protocols.

She explained that the present set of JS3 and SS2 students in public schools in the State are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020, so as to allow JS3 students who are already in an exit-class to revise and prepare adequately for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled to hold between Tuesday, 6th October and Monday, 12th October 2020.

The Commissioner added that the resumption will also afford the present SS2 students the opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SS3, as the scheduled dates and venues for their Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board.

Assuring parents that announcements relating to the resumption of other classes will be made as soon as the government is certain of safety, Adefisayo disclosed that the students belonging to the yet-to-resume classes in public schools will continue their lessons on the various distance learning platforms created by the State Government.

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