Schools in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun and Benue states yesterday resumed for the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools after six months of forced closure since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the schools monitored, students adhered strictly to the revised COVID-19 guidelines set by government for resumption. Students were mandated to wear their facemasks, while necessary provisions for hand-washing and temperature checks on entry were made available by school authorities.
A few of the schools observed the regular morning assembly and the number of students in classes were reduced to prevent close contacts among pupils.
In Oyo State, public primary and secondary schools, now operate morning classes for JSS1-3 between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 11:00a.m. while SS1-3 hold afternoon classes from 12noon to 3:00p.m. in order to ensure social and physical distancing among students.
Low turnout was experienced in Benue State. The education directorate of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Gboko and Katsina-ala had rescheduled full resumption to September 28. The Education Director, Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Rev. Fr. Terungwa Tor, directed teachers to resume yesterday, noting that resumption of students would be next week.
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