The Lagos State Government has reopened schools for students in “transitional classes”.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known in a televised press briefing on Saturday.
He said that “0nly students in transitional classes (Basic Six, JSS 3 and SS3) are permitted to resume from Monday, 3rd of August, 2020. It applies only to day schooling.”
Sanwo-Olu stated that the resumption date for pupils in Junior Secondary School 3 would be announced in due course.
The governor emphasized that there would be only day schooling with no boarding activities.
“We just finished a very long meeting with various stakeholders in the education sector. That is what has kept us for the past two hours. And so, for the avoidance of doubt, students impacted by this directive would be in the transitional class of JSS 3, SSS 3 and Tech 3, the technical schools three as well,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“This permitted opening would apply only to day schooling; no boarding activity of any sort is permitted at this time.
“School authorities are expected to spend this period, between now and August 3, to be able to prepare themselves well and get the right directives from our ministry of education and the quality assurance office under the ministry of education.”
The governor stated that tertiary institutions will remain closed.
“We continue to support online teaching during this period,” he said.
“I know that some of them are also conversing with us on if some final year students would be allowed to have physical opening. That modality, we’re still working on it with them, but the online teaching that has started at the tertiary institutions will continue.”