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School Reopening: JSS3 and SS2 students will resume school September 21st – Lagos State Government


The Lagos State Government has announced that only JSS3 and SS2 students will be allowed to resume school on Monday, September 21, 2020.

The Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, Folashade Adefisayo disclosed this in a statement on Sunday through the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi while revealing plans for a new 2020/2021 Academic Session resumption for public and private schools.

She said that the state would adopt a phased approach in opening public schools, thereby congratulating the SS3 students for successfully completing their WASSCE exams and urge them to stay safe as they wait for their results.

The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The statement emphasized that the state will adopt a phased approach in opening of public schools.

“This phased approach to opening will enable public schools to meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch the behaviour of the pandemic as we gradually open up our schools.

“The present JSS 3 and SSS 2 students in public schools in the State are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020.

“The resumption will also afford the present SSS 2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SSS 3. The scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board,” the statement read in part.

The resumption will permit the present JSS 3 students who are already in an exit class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination organised by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.

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