All public and private schools in Lagos, Osun and Ondo States are set to reopen for academic activities from Monday, November 2, 2020, following the approval by the states governments.
Meanwhile, boarding students in Lagos public schools have been slated to resume on Sunday, November 1.
The schools in the three states had been shut due to the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests with the attendant loss of lives and property across the country.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, said 2020 has been an unprecedented year with recent happenings that led to frequent closure of schools.
“We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the state government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.
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“We recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term.”
In the same vein, the Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Femi Agagu, in a statement, said the state governor ordered all schools to reopen on Monday.
He said, “Mr Governor has directed that all schools should resume on Monday, November 2, 2020, now that the state has become peaceful. Parents and the public are to note this directive and all schools are to comply.”
Also, Osun State Government directed that public and private schools in the state should resume academic activities on Monday and conclude the extended third term of 2019/2020 academic session within one week.
According to a statement by the Coordinating Director, Osun State Ministry of Education, Kehinde Olaniyan, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has approved a week extension of the third term.
“Consequent upon the extension approval, the current term will no longer end on October 30, 2020, but will now terminate on November 6, 2020,” the governor said.