Oyo State Approves Resumption Date for Tertiary Institutions

Written by Akeem Alao

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the resumption dates for Public and Private Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in the State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the governor on Tuesday September 15, 2020.

According to the statement, 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 statement says schools will operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools.

“Primary 1-3 pupils will remain in the school between 8.00 am and 11.00 am. Primary 4 – 6 will be in the school between 12 noon and 3.00 pm, while JSSS 1 -3 operate between 8.00 am and 11.00. SSS 1- 3 will study between 12 noon and 3.00 pm,” the statement reads.

The statement further states 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.

“School heads are 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,” it states.

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 fix dates and comply strictly with the guidelines on re-opening.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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