Seyi Makinde orders reopening of schools in Oyo state - see date

 Good news for students in Oyo state as the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has ordered the reopening of  Public and Private Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions.

The announcement was made by  Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye, Commissioner for Education in a statement on Tuesday.

Seyi Makinde orders reopening of schools in Oyo state - see date

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He said that ''The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer ‘Seyi Makinde has approved the resumption dates for Public and Private Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in the State.''


''The resumption date for 2020/2021 academic Session for Public / Private Primary and Secondary Schools as announced by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will commence on Monday, 21st September 2020.''

He also added that it is mandatory for all Schools, Public and Private to constitute Covid-19 Taskforce to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff.

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

'' Schools will now operate 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)''

'' School Heads are advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries, and examination hall as a classroom where it is necessary in order to observe social distancing.

'' Pupils / Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables as well as discouraging sharing of items.''

September 28 was also approved as the resumption date for  State-owned Tertiary institutions and Private Institutions while the academic boards and senate were expected to fix a date and comply with COVID-19 guidelines on re-opening.

''In another development, the Governor has also approved the re-opening of State-owned Tertiary institutions and Private Institutions for regular academic activities to commence from Monday 28th September 2020''

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