Lagos announces partial resumption of schools August 3/ Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says schools would partially resume in the state as from August 3. 

Disclosing this during a media briefing on Friday, Sanwo-Olu however, said only students in SSS 3 and Tech III would be allowed to reopen until the directive is reviewed.

The Governor said the directive was consequent upon a meeting with relevant stakeholders in the education sector.

He said: “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 III, the technical schools three as well.

“The commencement date for this would be from Monday, August 3, 2020. SSS 3 and Tech 3 will start. But for JSS 3, we’ll wait for another one or two weeks and we’ll see how we’ve taken the first set of Tech 3 and SSS 3 before they now subsequently would open.

“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.”

He added that students in tertiary institutions, would "continue to enjoy their online academic activities”, pending the decision taken on physical resumption.

“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."