The turn of reopening has schools by each state of the federal has reach Ogun State as the state declared September 21, 2020 ad resumption date.
The decision to reopen schools across the state was made known on Monday via a statement released by the state government.
Speaking on the resumption date, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin noted that the resumption will be in “Phases” with September 21 resumption being the first phase.
Somorin stated that children below the age of 5 attending public schools will not be resuming with their older counterpart on the 21st of September until the next phase which is yet to be announced.
“This second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions,” the statement read.
Speaking further, the statement added that the students between primary one and three will only be allowed in school between 8:00am and 11:00am, making three hours a day.
In the same vain, the students betwee primary 4 to 6 will resume between 12 noon and 3:00pm.
It also included that Junior Secondary School one to three pupils would also be in schools between 8.00 am and 11.00 am and Senior Secondary School one to three pupils would be in the schools between 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm.
Furthermore, the resumption which is in relation the earlier resumption of Exiting classes writing their final year examinations will have the technical schools resuming for their normal 8.00am to 2.00pm school hours.
The chief press secretary however advised all private schools within the state to ensure they meet the mandatory COVID-19 preventive measures before resumption.
The statement reads partly;
“Private schools are also expected to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements.
“Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from September 21, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management.
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“It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given an automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary six students in public primary schools into JSS one of public secondary schools.
“However, primary six students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.
“The hitherto JSS three students who have now been promoted to SS one will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October 2020.”
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