The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released yesterday January 4, PUNCH gathers.
In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked 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. The statement in part reads:
”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 appealed to the management of all schools to adhere to all outlined COVID-19 requirements for the resumption of schools. She added:
“Not just for the improvement of overall school operations but for the safe reopening of academic activities to support the Lagos State Government’s quest for a full return.”