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Lagos State and Four Other States Announce Resumption Date for Schools

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Class sessionLagos State and Four others States like Nasarawa, Enugu, Bauchi and Ekiti have announced Monday, 18th January, 2021 as resumption date for all primary and secondary schools.

In a statement singed and issued by the Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Kayode Abayomi, informed that the new date was announced by Education Commissioner Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo.

The statement reads: “The Lagos State Government has announced that public and private schools below tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th January, 2021″.

The Commissioner for Education, who revealed this today, stated that this is in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While in Nasarawa State, the statement was signed and issued by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo, that schools in the state will open on 18th January, 2021.

The statement reads: “The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nasarawa State wishes to inform members of the public, particularly parents, guardians, students, pupils, chief evaluation officers, principals, head teachers and other stakeholders in the education sector that based on the outcome of consultations with the state Ministry of Health, all public and private schools in the state will now re-open on Monday, 18th January 2021 to commence the first term of the 2020/2021 academic session“.

This arrangement supersedes earlier communication on the matter, all concerned are therefore, required to strictly adhere, please,” .

While in Enugu State, the State Ministry of Education’s decision, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, was reached at a meeting between the ministry and major stakeholders in the sector yesterday.

According to the Nation, Prof. Eze urged schools to ensure full compliance with the NCDC guidelines for the containment of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), stressing that the Ministry of Education will engage in constant monitoring of compliance when schools resume.

The commissioner added: “it was also decided that to help engage the students/pupils, all tertiary institutions, Basic and Post Basic schools are advised to activate their e-learning programmes”.

In Bauchi State, All schools, including higher institutions of learning will reopen on Monday, 18th January, 2021 instead of the 4th January, 2021 date earlier announced.

Commissioner for Education Dr. Aliyu Tilde added that boarding students will report on Sunday, 17th January, 2021.

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Bimpe Aderiye, in a statement issued yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, said the announcement for schools to resume for second term academic activities on Monday, 18th January, 2021 in the state still stands and will be enforced.

She warned that any contrary arrangement by any private school proprietor for students to resume on Monday, 4th January, 2021 wearing either mufti or uniform, must be cancelled.

The Governor, Kayode Fayemi, had, during the New Year broadcast, shifted the school resumption date from 4th January to 18th January.

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