The Lagos State Government has ordered all public and private schools in the state to reopen for the second term of 2020 /21 academic session from Monday, January 18 , 2021 .
Commissioner for Education , Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, announced this on Monday in a statement by the Head , Public Affairs , Ministry of Education , Kayode Abayomi.
In the statement titled , ‘ All public and private schools in Lagos State to resume 18 th January 2021 ’ , schools were also asked 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 .
“ 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, 18 th 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 , ” the statement read in part .She also asked “ all schools to make efforts to comply with all the outlined COVID – 19 requirements for resumption of schools .
“ 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 . ”
The commissioner enjoined teachers, students , and visitors to wear facemasks at all times , observe physical distancing , embrace regular handwashing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises .
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