Ogun State Finally Announces Date For Schools Reopening


The Ogun State government has announced a final decision on the resumption of schools in the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state government in a statement on Monday by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the approval for schools to resume as from Monday, September 21, 2020.

The statement however noted that the resumption will be staggered, adding that children in developmental classes (between 3-5 years) will not be resuming until the next stage of the resumption.

Somorin explained that while the primary one to primary three pupils will resume for three hours between 8.00 am and 11.00 am, primary four to primary six pupils will resume at 12.00 noon and close at 3.00 pm.

The statement added that Junior Secondary School one to three pupils would also be in schools between 8.00 am and 11.00 am and Senior Secondary School one to three pupils would be in the schools between 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm.

The statement added, “Technical and vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00 am to 2.00 pm, early child care development and education classes, three to five years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.

“Private schools are also expected to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements.

“Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from September 21, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management.

“It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given an automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary six students in public primary schools into JSS one of public secondary schools.

“However, primary six students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.

“The hitherto JSS three students who have now been promoted to SS one will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October 2020.”


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