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UPDATED: Lagos sets January 18 for resumption of schools


All public and private schools in Lagos State below tertiary level have been permitted to resume on Monday, January 18, 2021, for the second term 2020/2021 academic session.

This was disclosed in a statement by Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, signed by the ministry’s Head, Public Affairs, Kayode Abayomi.

while noting that this is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with relevant stakeholders.

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Adefisayo, according to the statement, “urges students and members of staff to stay safe and adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines, adding that schools must provide soap, wash hand basin, alcoholic hand sanitisers, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State.”

As is the norm across the globe, the commissioner entreated all students and members of staff to strictly adhere to “washing of hands, wearing of face masks and maintenance of social distancing” to curb the spread of the virus.

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She, however, reiterated her earlier advice that all schools must ensure strict compliance with subsisting COVID-19 requirements for school’s resumption.

She further disclosed that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the guidelines for school’s re-opening in their respective schools as the State’s Office of Education Quality Assurance Team will be on ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.

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Meanwhile, Lagos remains the epicentre of the deadly virus with over 38,500 cases out of over 100thousand infections nationwide.

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