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Oyo State Adjusts School Reopening Dates

by John Asama
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The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has adjusted the resumption date for primary six pupils as well as Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students in the state.

It said teachers are to resume on Monday, June 29, while students in the three categories will resume on July 6.

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde.

Oyogist.com had earlier reported that the Federal Government on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools in the stateamidst COVID-19 pandemic, describing such as “insensitive” to the health of the people.

But the state government assured of its preparedness for the planned reopening, noting that health and environmental safety experts had been going round schools to determine compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols put in place by the schools.

It said, “By the new arrangement, teachers are to resume to the schools on Monday, June 29, 2020, while students in critical classes including Primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 will resume a week later on July 6, 2020.

“As of Monday, June 22, no fewer than 372 Heads of Schools have been trained by the EOC on the management of the COVID-19 containment procedures, while each of the schools is to appoint an Incident Manager, who will ensure compliance with the approved COVID-19 protocol.

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“Each student is expected to wear face masks, while the schools are to prepare well laid out handwashing spots to guarantee regular washing of hands by the students and teachers.

“The Task Force also resolved that by July 15, the state government would have reviewed the situation with the schools and come to a conclusion whether the remaining classes would be able to resume or whether the students would have to wait to resume the new session in September 2020.”

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