Update on School Resumption – Lagos Government: Only Final Year Students of Tertiary Institutions will resume September 14.
Tertiary institutions in Lagos State reopens on Monday, September 14 and the state government says final-year students will go back to the classrooms before students on other levels. Tokunbo Wahab, special adviser on education to the state governor, made this known on Thursday while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program.
Speaking on Thursday, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab explained that the government has put necessary facilities in place to ensure a safe reopening of schools in the state.
“Basically, we are at a point where scientifically we’ve flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to be some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do,” the governor’s aide said.
Mr. Tokunbo Wahab also stated, “that students have been having their lectures online all along and now they are going to come on campus to have their revisions one-on-one and finally write their exams and their projects”.
“For our tertiary (institutions) from the 14th of September 2020, we are going to start with the final-year students across our tertiary institutions. The final-year students, are older and are more mature, and they would easily follow the protocols put in place by the institutions based on the regulations of the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control).
“After we have phased them out, maybe after their exams, then, those in the penultimate year will come on campus. So, we are not going to put all our students on campus at the same time. For our secondary, from on the 21st, they are also going to have a phased resumption,” he said.