The Lagos State government has stated that just final year students will be returning to classrooms, as tertiary establishments reopen next Monday, stating that schools will open in phases.
This was revealed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, whilst talking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday.
Sanwo-Olu had introduced the re-starting of schools within the state, beginning with tertiary establishments on September 14, 2020.
Secondary and primary are anticipated to reopen one week after.
Wahab emphasised that the students in the state will resume in phases.
He said, “Basically, we are at a point where scientifically, we’ve been proven to have flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to be some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do.
“In the past few weeks, we’ve been putting in place measures and facilities that will enable our children come back to school.
“Even at that, what we seek to do from next week is to start a phased reopening of our tertiary institutions.
“On the 14th, we have announced that our tertiary institutions are going to open to our students for the first time after six months.”