The Lagos State Government has ordered all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state to reopen for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th of January, 2021.
Disclosed this on Monday, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said it was in line with the Federal Government’s directive following the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
She enjoined all schools to make efforts to comply with all the outlined COVID-19 requirements for resumption, saying it was 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.
The Commissioner advised that schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick could teach or learn from home via available online platforms, adding that schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among students and staff.
She also enjoined teachers, students and visitors to wear facemasks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regular hand washing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC report, as at 3rd of January 2021, 917 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria