Lagos, Ondo, Osun reopen schools

By Damola Kola-Dare and Osagie Otabor, Akure and Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

Lagos State Government has directed public and private schools to resume on Monday.

The schools were shut as a result of the EndSars protests.

Education Commissioner Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said in a statement on Thursday: “Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2, while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1.

“This has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by children.

“We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the government will always regard the safety of pupils, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.

“We recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term.”

Adefisayo urged pupils to be serious in their studies to cover up lost grounds and excel.

Ondo State Government has ordered public and private schools to resume academic activities on Monday.

Schools were closed on October 26 following the violence that greeted the #Endsars protest.

Pupils are to spend six weeks for the completion of second and third term 2019/2020 academic session.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Mr. Femi Agagu said the schools will be reopened as the state has become peaceful.

Osun State Government yesterday announced resumption date for public and private schools.

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It said the schools should resume academic activities on Monday, to conclude the extended third term.

This was contained in a public service announcement by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education, Mrs C.K Olaniyan.


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