The Ogun State Government has announced that schools in the state will reopen on September 21 for the first term of the 2020/ 2021 session, five months after they were shut down as a measure to curtail the spread of the coronnavirus disease.
In a statement on Monday, by the chief Press Officer to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, it was stated that the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in Primary and Secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions of learning.
Somorin confirmed that Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, would also resume on September 21, 2020.
However, in order to observe strict COVID-19 guidelines, school hours are staggered for public schools, with pupils in primary one to three to be in school from 8am to 11am; while primary 4 to 6 will be in classes from 12pm to 3pm.
In the same manner, the hours for Junior and secondary schools pupils was also staggered, while Technical and Vocational students will operate their normal school hours of 8am to 2pm.
The Press Officer also revealed that Early Child Care Development and Education classes for infants’ age, 3 to 5 years will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools reopening.
“Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from 21 September, 2020, as may be determined by their respective management,” he stated.
Recalled that the Lagos state Government last week announced that all Tertiary institutions in the state would be reopen on September 14, with a tentative date of September 21, fixed for primary and secondary schools in the state to reopen.