JUST IN: Lagos Govt Approves Jan 18 School Reopening

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The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in Lagos State has reiterated that schools below the tertiary level in the state should resume by Monday, January 18.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state’s Ministry of Education titled, ‘Lagos affirms schools’ resumption date of Monday, 18th January 2021′.

Head, Public Affairs of the ministry, Kayode Abayomi signed the Friday statement.

He quoted the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo as saying that “the resumption is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with relevant stakeholders.”

The commissioner urged 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”.

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Adefisayo emphasised the importance of adhering strictly to COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face mask, regular handwashing, use of sanitiser and maintaining social distancing.

The commissioner added, “All schools must ensure strict compliance with subsisting COVID-19 requirements for school’s resumption. 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 the ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State,”

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