The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the weekend announced that all tertiary institutions in the state will be reopen, on September 14, 2020.
The Governor, made this disclosure during the regular briefing on state’s COVID-19 status on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Sanwo-Olu told reporters that the state is working towards the possible reopening of Primary and Secondary schools on September 21, 2020, but said the date could be subject to further review in the ongoing modeling of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that the decision to the reopen schools was carefully plan, and is based on the decline of positive cases recorded in the state’s response, while calling on the management of schools ensure that the COVID-19 guidelines are strictly followed as they reopen for academic activities.
He said: “I am pleased to announce that tertiary institutions in Lagos State will reopen from September 14, 2020. We are also working towards the reopening of primary and secondary schools anytime from September 21, 2020.
“However, the decision to reopen the basic and secondary school is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modeling of the state’s response to the pandemic.
It would be recalled that as part of measures to curtail and contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government on March 23, 2020, shut down schools in the state, however, six months after, the state is now set to reopen schools.