The Lagos State Government has directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen from Monday, 18 January, 2021.
The schools below the tertiary level are to resume for the second term of 2020/21 academic session following the Christmas/new year holidays.
Lagos Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this on Monday in a statement entitled, ‘All public and private schools in Lagos State to resume 18th January 2021.’
The Commissioner implored school managements to comply with the Covid-19 protocols as layed down by the federal government as schools reopen.
According to her, following the second wave of the pandemic in the country, it’s imperative for schools to embrace virtual learning to curb the virus spread among students.
“All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th of January, 2021.
“Schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms. Schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among all students and staff,” the statement added.
The state called on “all schools to make efforts to comply with all the outlined COVID-19 requirements for resumption of schools.
“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.”