The Ogun State Government is set to reopen schools in the state on Monday, September 21, 2020.
However, the resumption and closing hours for primary and secondary schools is staggered. This was made known on monday in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Kunle Somorin.
In the statement, early child care development and education classes – three to five years of age – are not to resume in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.
Meanwhile, pupils in primary one to primary three will resume for three hours between 8.00 am and 11.00 am, primary four to primary six pupils will resume at 12.00 noon and close at 3.00 pm.
The statement also says that technical and vocational schools will operate their normal school hours of 8.00 am to 2.00 pm.
“Private schools are also expected to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements.
“Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from September 21, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management.
9ja today gathered that the Ogun state government maintains that all students should be given automatic promotion to the next class.
“It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given an automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary six students in public primary schools into JSS one of public secondary schools.
“However, primary six students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.
“The hitherto JSS three students who have now been promoted to SS one will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October 2020.”
Schools have been closed since March as part of measures in curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
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