As the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain on the downward trend in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has granted permission for the reopening of primary and secondary schools across the state from today, September 21, 2020.
The Incident Commander and Governor of Lagos State, who gave the directive during his 18th update on the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, explained that public schools will adopt a phased protocol for the resumption of physical classes as students in JS3 and SS2 in public schools are to resume physical classes.
The resumption, according to the governor, will allow the JS3 students adequately revise and prepare for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) scheduled for October 6-12, 2020, while it will afford the SS2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SS3.
He noted that announcements for the resumption of all primary school classes and other secondary school classes including JS1, JS2, and SS1 in public schools will be made as soon as the state government is satisfied that all necessary resumption protocols have been put in place.
“The yet-to-resume classes in public schools are expected to continue their lessons on our various distance learning platforms such as online, radio, television, and WhatsApp pending the announcement of dates for physical resumption,” he said.