The leadership of the state of Osun, under Governor Gboyega Oyetola has announced the resumption of academic activities in the state.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, a tentative resumption date for schools within the state has been set for September 21, 2020.
Speaking after the State Executive Council Meeting, the Minister said, while the stakeholders are expected to continue to put protocols in place towards the reopening of schools according to the guidelines set by the Federal Ministry of Education, all schools in the State are set to resume in phases with effect from September 21 for an abridged third term of the 2019/2020 academic session.
The statement read in part: “Having conducted an assessment of schools within the State to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening, the government has scheduled schools to resume from the COVID-19 break on September 21st for an abridged third term of the 2019/2020 academic session, which is expected to end on October 30, 2020.
“To make up for lost grounds caused by the COVID-19 induced lockdown, a new academic session (2020/2021 session) is scheduled to commence on November 9, 2020.
“Because of the Yuletide, schools will be expected to take a brief recess from December 24, 2020, to resume on January 4, 2021, for the concluding part of the first term of the new session which is scheduled to end January 22, 2021.
“The resumption date for the second term is set for February 1, and scheduled to end April 9.
“The third term of that session commences on April 26, and runs till July 23”, the statement read.
Furthermore, the statement revealed that the resumption only applies to students in the elementary, middle and high schools in the state, while the tertiary institution are to draft out a resumption plan ahead the September 21 which they are to resume.
The leadership of the state therefore enjoined the stakeholders in the education sector to continue to devise feasible plan ahead the resumption date so the resumption could be realistic.
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