Lagos State Government has ordered all schools – public and private – in the state to reopen for the second term of 2020/21 academic session from Monday, January 18, 2021. Commissioner for Education Folasade Adefisayo announced this in a statement on Monday.
Mrs Adefisayo urged schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th of January, 2021. “Schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms. Schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among all students and staff,” she said.
The commissioner enjoined teachers, students, and visitors to wear face masks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regular handwashing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises.
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