Sanwo-Olu Directs All Classes in Public and Private Schools to Resume Oct 19

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  • Daycare, Kindergarten and Nursery Resumes Too

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has directed all remaining classes in both public and private schools to resume academic activities on October 19.

The governor explained that the physical resumption, which is for the year 2020/2021 academic session, would now include pupils in pre-primary institutions such as daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools.

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Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisay, said the decision was taken after careful deliberations and consultations with relevant stakeholders, including safety professionals and nursery school providers.

The Sanwo-Olu administration advised all public and private schools to put safety first by adhering to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols and hygiene guidelines prescribed by Lagos State Government, pointing out that the Office of Education Quality Assurance would continue to monitor and evaluate schools’ preparedness.

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“The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and cleared ‘satisfactory’ by Office of Education Quality Assurance,” the statement pointed out.

While welcoming and wishing the students a successful and fruitful academic session, the state government enjoined school owners and managers of all private schools to ensure that clearance is obtained from the Office of Education Quality Assurance before physical resumption.

Idowu Sowunmi