Covid-19 Update: Unity Schools to resume on October 11
The reopening of Unity Schools throughout the country on October 11 was approved by Education Minister Adamu Adamu.
This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday in Lagos by the minister.
This is coming as public and private schools in Kwara State, the state government said on Wednesday, are to resume regular academic classes from Monday.
The approval was for Junior Secondary School and Senior Secondary School students, Adamu said.
He said the intervention was to encourage students who have been at home to finish their academic session, which will end in December, after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister advised that to prevent its spread among students, the COVID-19 protocols should be strictly followed in schools.
“However, schools that have not concluded their 2nd term examination should round off and commence 3rd term immediately, which is expected to end in December,” he said.
Kwara State Communications Commissioner Harret Afolabi-Oshatimehin, in a statement, said: “With various training held for teachers on how to protect themselves and students from the COVID-19 infection, improved manpower in monitoring and case tracings, and appreciable guarantee of some protection for the children, the government hereby directs the reopening of elementary schools from October 5.
”Similarly, state-owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12 or as may be determined by their respective governance structures.
”COVID-19 is still with us. The government, therefore, urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered to, including physical distance, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water, in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus.”