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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved that all public and private schools in Lagos State below tertiary level should resume on Monday for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo conveyed the governor’s approval on Friday, noting that this is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with relevant stakeholders.
Welcoming all to a happy and successful new academic term, Adefisayo urged students and members of staff to stay safe and adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines, adding that schools must provide soap, wash hand basin, alcoholic hand sanitizers, thermometers, and other essential items in public and private schools across the State.
She stressed that washing of hands, wearing of face masks, and maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to in order to avoid further spread of the virus.
She, however, reiterated her earlier advice that all schools must ensure strict compliance with subsisting COVID-19 requirements for school’s resumption.
She further disclosed that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the guidelines for school’s re-opening in their respective schools as the State’s Office of Education Quality Assurance Team will be on the ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.
You would recall that Lagos has been the epicenter of the coronavirus in Nigeria ever since the sneaky virus made its way into the shores of Africa’s most populous country. Despite the cases of coronavirus being on a rise across Africa, in some countries people don’t believe the pandemic is real. Fake news and mistrust in the government mean a lot of Nigeria’s population thinks the pandemic is a hoax, It remains to be seen if students would comply with safety measures.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK