The Lagos State Government has reopened schools for students in “transitional classes.”
Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement in a televised COVID-19 press briefing on Friday.
He, however, clarified that though schools would be reopened for the transitional classes on August 3, students in SSS3 and Technical School 3 would resume first.
Sanwo-Olu added that pupils in JSS3 would resume in a week or two weeks after the SSS3 students’ resumption.
The governor asked school authorities in the transitional classes to ensure adequate preparation for resumption ahead of August 3.
He said: “Tertiary institutions will remain closed. We continue to support online teaching during this period. However, students in the transitional classes who have mandatory public examinations ahead of them will be permitted to resume for revision classes and examinations. The commencement date for this opening will be from August 3, 2020.
“All education establishments are to follow established public health guidelines and protocol for re-opening the schools for these categories of students.”
While making further clarification, the governor added: “SSS3 and Tech 3 students are to start; for JSS3 we will wait for another one week or two before resumption. This permitted opening will be for only day schooling. No boarding activities are permitted during this time.
“School authorities are expected to spend the period between now and the day of re-opening to put in place infrastructure, protocols, and essential items required to comply with all hygiene, safety, and physical distancing requirements.”
Sanwo-Olu also noted that Primary six pupils would be graded by their already recorded Continuous Assessment to pass over to secondary schools.