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School Resumption: Lagos Affirms January 18

The Lagos State Government has affirmed its earlier pronouncement that all public and private schools in Lagos State below tertiary level should resume on Monday 18 January, 2021, for the second term 2020/2021 academic session.

This affirmation was made on Friday 15, 2021, by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo.

Adefisayo noted that it is in line with the Federal Government’s resolution after reaching a consensus with relevant stakeholders.

Welcoming all to a happy and successful new academic term, Adefisayo urged students and members of staff to stay safe and adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines.

She added that schools must provide soap, wash hand basin, alcoholic hand sanitizers, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State.

“Washing of hands, wearing of face masks and maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to in order to avoid further spread of the virus,” the Commissioner advised.

She further disclosed that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the guidelines for school’s re-opening in their respective schools as the State’s Office of Education Quality Assurance Team will be on ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.

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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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