The Lagos State Government has directed schools to reopen for students in “transitional classes” from August 3.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known in a televised press briefing on Friday.
He, however, clarified that though schools would be reopened for the transitional classes on August 3, students in Senior Secondary School three and Technical School three would resume first.
He added that pupils in Junior Secondary School three students would resume in a week or two weeks after the SSS3 students’ resumption.
The governor asked school authorities in the transitional classes to ensure adequate preparation for resumption ahead of August 3.
He said, “Tertiary institutions will remain closed. We continue to support online teaching during this period. However, students in the transitional classes who have mandatory public examinations ahead of them will be permitted to resume for revision classes and examinations. The commencement date for this opening will be from August 3, 2020.
“All education establishments are to follow established public health guidelines and protocol for re-opening the schools for these categories of students.”
While making further clarification, the governor added, “SSS three and TEC three students are to start; for JSS3 we will wait for another one week or two before resumption. This permitted opening will for only day schooling. No boarding activities are permitted during this time.
“School Authorities are expected to spend the period between now and the day of re-opening to put in place infrastructure, protocols, and essential items required to comply with all hygiene, safety, and physical distancing requirements.”
The governor also noted that Primary Six pupils would be graded by their already recorded Continuous Assessment to pass over to secondary schools.