Coronavirus: Lagos state students to resume August 3

The Lagos State Government has announced August 3 for the resumption of students in transitional classes in the state, explaining that  the resumption applies to only students in Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) and Technical College 3 (TEC), while dates for JSS3 and other classes will be announced later.

Penpushing reports that, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Friday disclosing that the decision was made by stakeholders in the state, adding that no boarding activities will be permitted and all schools are expected to open strictly for day schooling.

.“All schools and educational institutions will remain closed. We continue to support online teaching of curriculum during this period. However, students in transitional classes, who have mandatory Public exams ahead of them are permitted to resume at only day schools as soon as possible for revision classes and examination. All educational establishments are to follow established public health guidelines and protocol for re-opening the schools for these categories of students.

“For the avoidance of doubt, students impacted by this directive are those in primary 6; J.S.3 and S.S.3. Commencement dates for this opening will be announced after such schools have met the required guidelines and protocols and provision of essentials for both students and teachers alike,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Penpushing further reports that, the Governor added that tertiary institutions are to continue their online academic activities which are at various advanced stages,stressing that schools are also expected to comply with all the health guidelines in ensuring that schooling environments are safe for students. not more than 20 persons are permitted in a single gathering.

The governor equally emphasized that all restrictions applying to mass gatherings will remain in force as ,adding that worship centers, social and event centres, social clubs, bars, day and night clubs, cinemas, games arcades, beaches and beach fronts, gyms and spas continue to remain closed in the state.

Penpushing also reports that, Sanwo-Olu declared that,opening times for government and private offices, markets, supermarkets, eateries still remain in force, while eateries and restaurants are to continue to open as normal for takeout only.

“We take very seriously the fact that we are the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. For us in Lagos State it is a constant call-to-action; a strong reminder of the responsibilities that lie upon us, to be aggressive and proactive in our response, and to show leadership on the sub-national level.

“Mask usage is mandatory in public places. We are asking offices and business and commercial premises to refuse entry to any persons not wearing masks, in line with the Presidential Task Force directive on “No mask, no entry. No mask, no service,” he said.

Penpushing reports that the Governor stressed that enforcement agencies will begin to charge defaulters to court, as the period of grace is now over, and also encouraged residents to lodge all coronavirus related complaints to the hotline; 08000CORONA.


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