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Lagos directs students in transition classes to resume on August 3

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed management of schools to begin putting Covid-19 precautionary measures in place preparatory to the resumption of students in transition classes on Monday August 3.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who gave the directive at the Lagos House Marina while briefing newsmen on the phased ease of lockdown in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, said students in Senior Secondary School 3 and Technical Class 3 should resume for revision classes on the said date preparatory to their examinations.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who said all stakeholders in the education sector are being carried along stated that Junior Secondary school three students would resume one or two weeks after the resumption of the upper class.

He explained that primary six pupils who are also to transition to secondary school would be promoted on continuous assessment basis and directed that no school should operate boarding facilities.

“All schools and educational institutions will remain closed, we continue to support online teaching of curriculum during this period. However, students in transitional classes, who have mandatory Public exams ahead of them are permitted to resume at only day schools from August 3, for revision classes and examination. All educational establishments are to follow established public health guidelines and protocol for re-opening the schools for these categories of students” He said.

While reeling out new adjustments to the gradual ease of lockdown, the Governor said barber shop and hairdressing salons are to open only on appointment basis,while all earlier protocols on ease of lock down still subsists.

Governor Sanwo-Olu warned that law enforcement agents have been direct to arrest and charge those who have not been donning face masks to court but
clarified that a lone occupant of a vehicle is not at risk of infecting anyone and law enforcement agents should not be over zealous in enforcing the rule.

He restated that government would continue to conduct free Covid-19 tests while accredited laboratories would be attending to those who need COVID19 compliance certificate at a fee and also warned that any unaccredited laboratory conducting Covid-19 tests would be sanctioned.

On the reopening of the local airport, the Governor assured that his administration would continue to work with the relevant authorities to ensure all safety protocols.

Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed to residents to continue to abide by all the advisories, as the fight against COVID19 is still far from being won in Lagos.

Omolara Omosanya

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