The Lagos State government on Monday approved the full reopening of schools across the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who announced this in a statement, said all private and public schools are expected to resume on October 19.
She urged private schools’ owners to ensure that they are cleared by the Office of Education Quality Assurance before physical resumption.
Adefisayo said: “The physical resumption which is for 2020/2021 academic session will now include pupils in pre-primary i.e., daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools.
“All public and private schools are strongly advised to put safety first by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols and hygiene guidelines as instructed by the state government through the Ministry of Education.
“The Office of Education Quality Assurance will continue to monitor and evaluate school preparedness. The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and declared ‘satisfactory’ by the OEQA.”