In line with the updated guidelines issued last Monday by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the second phase of the gradual easing of lockdown, Lagos State Government has announced modified protocols for re-opening education institutions and essential services in the State.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, announced the gradual re-opening of schools from 3 August, directing students in transitional classes, who have mandatory public exams ahead of them, to resume for revision classes and their examination.
He stated that those in the primary 6 classes should be evaluated by their already recorded continuous assessment.
He says: “The permission to opening will apply only to Day-Schooling; boarding activities are not permitted at this time. School Authorities are expected to spend the period between now and the day of re-opening to put in place infrastructure, protocols and essential items required to comply with all hygiene, safety and physical distancing requirements.
Read the full statement below:
“This year, #COVID19 has disrupted our businesses and schools. For our students in SSS3 and TEC3, we have some important news.
“In line with the updated guidelines from the Presidential Task Force on #COVID19, they will resume on August 3 to prepare for mandatory public exams.
“This resumption will be strictly monitored and must follow established public health guidelines and protocols in the State. The permission to re-open only applies to day-schools. Boarding activities are excluded.
“Instructions for JSS3 will come soon as we continue to consult.
“Pupils in Primary Six will be graded by their already recorded Continuous Assessment (CA) to pass over to secondary schools.
“Our tertiary institutions are to continue their online academic activities which are at various advanced stages.
“We also have some updated guidelines for certain types of businesses and parks.
“Hair salons that have been accredited by the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) are to continue strictly on appointment-only and with a maximum occupancy of 50 per cent of the total space.
“Sports facilities and recreational parks in residential estates are permitted to operate with a maximum of 20 persons at any given time depending on size.
“However, places of worship, events centres, and social clubs will remain closed until further notice.
“Some of these decisions are hard for us but we must prioritise for the greater good and protection of our residents.
“Using a facemask is mandatory in public places. We are asking offices, businesses and commercial premises to refuse entry to any person not wearing a mask.