Update on School Resumption – Ogun State Government: All Schools can resume from September 21st 2020
The Government of Ogun State has finally reopened schools after five months of shutting down to prevent community transmission of coronavirus. These announcements by the state government state that the schools should reopen on September 21 for the first term of the 2020/2021 session.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor of the State, on Monday 7th of September, 2020 announced that the reopening of schools has been extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary institutions of learning.
According to Kunle Somorin, universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education are to resume the same day, September 21. However, as part of COVID-19 guidelines, school hours are staggered for public schools.
DAILY POST reports that pupils in Primary one to three will be in school from 8 am to 11 am; while those in Primary 4 to 6 will be in classes from 12 noon to 3 pm. For those in secondary schools, the hours are staggered in the same manner among those in junior and senior classes.
According to Kunle Somorin, Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8 am to 2 pm. He maintained that Early Child Care Development and Education classes for infants from 3 to 5 years of age 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 said.