At least, seven states in the country have expressed readiness to resume full physical academic activities this September after being shut for over six months due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Among states that have announced dates for the full resumption of schools for day cares, primary, secondary and tertiary levels include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Kogi, Rivers and Delta.
The federal government had through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 given the go-ahead for state governments and school administrators to start making preparations for the full reopening of schools, in phases.
Presently, only students in the exit classes or those taking the national examinations have been on session across the 36 states, since 4th August, 2020.
Speaking with LEADERSHIP on the level of preparation, the principal, Pentaville College Lagos, Mr. Darlington Ihueze said, “We have put all safety measures in place and just awaiting full resumption.”
Also speaking, the Human Resource, Legacy High School, Mrs. Dora Aninye said, “The social distancing adherence wouldn’t be a problem for the students as it can be managed adequately because we don’t have a large number, there is the sickbay that will serve as the isolation centre for now, there is enough wash hand basins so we are not lacking anywhere.”
The proprietor, Tolulope Schools, Alapere Lagos, Mr. Tolulope Animashaun said, “We’re very serious about all the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines as directed by the state government. The Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has given our association members an online form to fill.