School Reopening: Oyo Approve Dates for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions

Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, has approved resumption dates for Public and private Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions within the State.

In a statement released by the state Commissioner For Education, Science & Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, the resumption date for 2020/2021 school term for Public / Private Primary and Secondary Schools will commence on Monday, September 21, 2020.

The revised Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools now include the followings:

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a. Schools will now operates morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools as stated below:

Primary 1 – 3 (8.00 am – 11.00 am)

Primary 4 – 6 (12 noon – 3.00 pm)

JSSS 1 – 3 (8.00 am – 11.00 am)

SSS 1 – 3 (12 noon – 3.00 pm)

b. It becomes mandatory for all Schools, Public and private to constitute Covid-19 Task force to be headed by Heads of schools with Two members of Staff

c. School Heads are advised to create temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as classroom where it’s necessary so as to observe social distancing.

d. Pupils / Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables also as discouraging sharing of things .

The state governor has also approved the re-opening of State-owned Tertiary institutions and private Institutions for normal academic activities to commence from Monday 28th September 2020, the statement added.

In accordance to the statement, Academic Boards and Senate of institutions are expected to mend their date and comply strictly with the rules on re-opening.

Recall, that schools were lockdown nationwide in March as a measures to curb the spread of the Covid- 19 pandemic in the country.

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