Lagos Reopens Schools September

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The Lagos State government has said schools in the state will reopen from next month, with the tertiary institutions opening before the primary and secondary.

This announcement was made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a chat with newsmen at the State House in Marina on Saturday evening.

Educational institutions in Lagos State were closed in March as a result of the global health crisis caused by Coronavirus disease.

Some schools were about conducting the second term examinations before the state government asked them to shut down to control the spread of the virus in the metropolis.

Since then, many students have remained at home despite some sectors of the economy asked to resume following the gradual reduction in the spread of the contagion.

At the briefing today, Mr Sanwo-Olu said tertiary institution in the state can reopen from September 14, 2020, while primary and secondary schools can resume from September 21, 2020.

However, the Governor noted that the dates can still change, stressing that his administration will continue to monitor the situation and take the appropriate action in the interest of residents.

According to him, Lagos State seems to have reached the peak of transmission of the virus and is already flattening the curve.

He thanked residents of the state for their cooperation, urging them to continue to adhere strictly to the guidelines put in place by the government by observing the various safety protocols, including the use of face masks, maintaining social distancing and others.

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