The Lagos State government has come out to say that secondary school students will resume in phases.
Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently revealed that only final-year students will return to classrooms for now.
According to him, the government has the required facilities and processes in place to ensure a safe reopening of schools, so no one should be scared or bothered.
He added that residents have to find a way to bring their lives back to normal and education is very key if that is to happen.
His words, “We are at a point where scientifically we’ve been proven to have flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to be some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do.”
“In the past few weeks, we’ve been putting in place measures and facilities that will enable our children come back to school.”
“Even at that, what we seek to do from next week is to start a phased reopening of our tertiary institutions.
“On the 14th we have announced that our tertiary institutions are going to open to our students for the first time after six months.”
“They are more mature, and they are going to meet up with the protocol as put in place by the institutions based on the regulations of the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control).
“After we have phased them out, maybe after their exams, then, those in the penultimate year will come on campus. So, we are not going to put all our students on campus at the same time.
“For our secondary, from on the 21st, they are also going to have a phased resumption.”