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Oyo governor orders reopening of public, private schools

The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the resumption dates for public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.

Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday.

Olaleye in the statement said that schools will now operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools.

He noted that it is mandatory for all Schools, public and private to constitute COVID-19 Task Force to be headed by Heads of Schools with two members of staff.

He added that the Governor has also approved the re-opening of the state-owned tertiary institutions and private institutions.

Olaleye added that regular academic activities of tertiary institutions are to commence from Monday 28th September, 2020

“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.

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

“Schools will now operates 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 am.

“It becomes mandatory for all Schools, Public and Private to constitute Covid-19 Task force to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff

“School Heads are advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as 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.

“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

“Academic boards and senate of institutions are expected to fixed their date and comply strictly with COVID-19 guidelines for the reopenings of schools”.

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