The Lagos State Government has approved Monday, 18th of January, 2021 for resumption of academic activities in public and private schools and mandated strict adherence to coronavirus protocols within the learning premises.
It said that the new resumption date was in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Announcing the new date on Monday, Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, stated that the schools approved for reopening were those below the tertiary level, saying this is to ensure they commence their second term 2020/21 academic session
Adefisayo enjoined all schools to make efforts to comply with every detail of the outlined Covid-19 requirements before the date for school resumption.
“Not just for the improvement of overall school operations but for the safe reopening of academic activities to support the Lagos State Government’s quest for a full return,” she added.
The Commissioner, in a statement signed by Head, Public Affairs, Kayode Abayomi, advised that schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms, adding that schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among all students and staff.
She also enjoined teachers, students, and visitors to wear facemasks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regular hand washing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises.