The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has given approval to State Governments and School Administrator to start making preparations for the full reopening of the schools in the country.
It would be recalled that schools in the country had been shut in March as part of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease which broke out recently. However, the Federal Government announced that the graduating pupils should resume effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020 through September 12, 2020.
Lagos, Kogi and some states had subsequently announced the full reopening of schools to commence mid-September.
However as Ogun State also prepares to resume it’s schools, the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, has told its students to wait for formal announcement from its management concerning the day of resumption.
According to DAILYPOST, the Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun has asked schools in the state to prepare for their resumption starting from September 21.
In a statement yesterday, the OOU Registrar, Femi Ogunwomoju, disclosed that necessary actions are being taken for safe reopening of the university.
According to him, the management of the university is aware of Abiodun’s directive that tertiary institutions in Ogun should resume from September 21.
Ogunwomoju stated that the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools could be enormous if responsibility was not taken to ensure safety. He also warned that no pecuniary gains would be more than the lives of lecturers and their students.
However, he said, “Parents, guardians and students are advised to be on the lookout for the formal announcement on resumption by the university.”
The Registrar hinted that necessary protocols are being taken to ensure safe reopening of OOU. So with this, the school might not resume until proper and intensive care is taken so as to ensure the safety of the students and the lecturers.
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