The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education , Tokunbo Wahab, has said that schools in the state will be opened in phases.
Wahab made this known on Thursday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily said only final year students of tertiary institutions would resume on September 14.
He said “Not all the pupils in the state will be allowed to resume at the same time. Resumption will be phased to the extent that on the 21st we will not open our primary schools yet.”
Wahab said the phased resumption is necessary to flatten the curve and gradually integrate the pupils back to the normal school process.
He said, “For our tertiary (institutions) from on the 14th, we are going to start with the final year students across our tertiary institutions. With those final-year students, we are sure that they are older, they are more mature, and they are going to meet up with the protocol as put in place by the institutions based on the regulations of the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control).
“After we have phased them out, maybe after their exams, then, those in the penultimate year will come on campus. So, we are not going to put all our students on campus at the same time.
“For our secondary from on the 21st, they are also going to have a phased resumption.”
Parents have been informed and are advised to cooperate with the state government.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had earlier announced the reopening of schools
“I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions,” the governor had said, adding that secondary and primary schools would resume a week after.