Lagos state government grants approval for full reopening of daycare, nursery, primary and secondary schools

The Lagos State Government has approved October 19th for the full resumption of all remaining classes in both public and private schools in the state.

In a statement released on October 12, the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, said physical resumption for the 2020/2021 academic session would include pupils in pre-primary classes particularly those in daycare, kindergarten, and nursery schools.

She said the decision was taken after careful deliberations and consultations with relevant stakeholders including safety professionals and nursery school providers. She urged principals and proprietors of private schools to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols earlier outlined by the government.

Part of the statement reads

“The physical resumption which is for 2020/2021 academic session will now include pupils in pre-primary i.e, daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools. All public and private schools are strongly advised to put safety first by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols and hygiene guidelines as instructed by the State Government through the Ministry of Education.

The Office of Education Quality Assurance will continue to monitor and evaluate schools preparedness. The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and cleared “satisfactory” by the OEQA.”

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