Ogun State government has announced automatic promotion for all students except those in tertiary institutions even as it announced September 21 for the second phase of reopening of schools.
The second phase is extended to all classes in primary & secondary schools for the commencement of first term 2020/2021 Academic calendar and Technical, Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Kunle Somorin,announced this in a statement in Abeokuta.
According to Mr Somorin, the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, also approved automatic placement for primary six students in public primary schools into JSS one of public secondary schools in the state.
Also, Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from 21 September, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management.
Somorin said that a resumption schedule for public schools has been developed as part of efforts to meet the COVID-19 guidelines.
He noted that Students in primary one to three will attend classes from 8.00 am to 11.00 am, while pupils in primary four to six will learn from 12 noon to 3:00 pm.
In secondary schools, students in JSS 1 to JSS 3 are to attend classes from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and students in senior classes will be in school from mid-day through to 3:00 pm.
However, the state government noted that technical and vocational colleges will operate their normal school hours of 8.00 am to 2.00 pm, while tertiary institutions are “allowed to commence reopening from 21 September 2020 as may be determined by their respective management.”
Similarly,Children in Early Child Care Development and Education classes i.e 3-5 years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.
However, primary 6 students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.
The hitherto JSS3 students who have now been promoted to SS1 will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October, 2020.
While emphasing that the COVID19 guidelines earlier issued are still in effect,he implore Private schools to continue to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements.
He listed the requirements to include, Provision of Sick bays / Isolation rooms in schools,Training and designation of some teachers as first line responders ,Use of face masks,Regular check of body temperature with infrared thermometers and the provision of adequate hand washing facilities and sanitisers for students and teachers.