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Schools to resume in Lagos State on September 21


The Lagos State Government has said that the resumption of schools in the state slated for September 21 will be for students in JSS3 and SS2 classes.

This was announced by the the Commissioner of Education, Folasade Adefisayo, through the  The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the state revealed that a phase approach will be observed in the reopening of schools.

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The statement reads in part: “This phased approach to opening will enable public schools to meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch the behaviour of the pandemic as we gradually open up our schools.

“The present JSS 3 and SSS 2 students in public schools in the State are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020.

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“The resumption will permit the present JSS 3 students who are already in an exit class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination organised by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.

“The resumption will also afford the present SSS 2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SSS 3. The scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board.”

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Schools in the state were shutdown as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus.