School Resumption: Lagos Govt Releases New 2020/2O21 Academic Plans

Ahead of the resumption of activities in both public and private schools, Lagos State Government on Sunday announced new academic structure adopted in the state after the lockdown of schools accessioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Commissioner for Education in the state, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced this in a statement through, the Head of Public Affairs of the ministry, Mr. Kayode Abayomi.
Adefisayo, however, congratulated Senior Secondary, SS 3 students who successfully completed their West Africa School Senior Certificate Examinations, WASSCEs and urged them to stay safe even as they await their results. According to the commissioner, the plans for reopening for a new 2020/2021 academic session in public schools are: “The ministry is adopting a phased approach to opening public schools.
This phased approach to opening will enable public schools meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch the behaviour of the pandemic as we gradually open up our schools.
“The present Junior Secondary School,JSS 3 and SS 2 students in public schools in the state are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020.
“The resumption will permit the present JSS 3 students who are already in an exit class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organized by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.”
Adefisayo stressed that, the resumption would also afford the present SS 2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SS 3 while the scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board.
“We assure parents that announcements for opening the other classes will occur as soon as we are certain of their safety. In the meantime, the unopened classes in public schools will continue their lessons on our various distance learning platforms (Online platform, radio, television and WhatsApp) while the next phase for physical resumption will be announced in due course,” she stated.

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