Secondary school students who study at various schools within Lagos state can now go back to school. This was made known by the the honourable commissioner of education, Folasade Adefisayo.
Secondary school students have been at home for over 5 months, due to government restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The commissioner disclosed that secondary schools in Lagos state will open in batches as from Monday 2 November. She disclosed that students who are boarders should resume on Sunday 1 October, while day students should resume the next day.
With resumptions in sight for secondary school students, most experts are concerned about the psychological readiness of students. Another factor to be considered in the build up to school resumption is the economic aspects.
The lock downs imposed on so many cities had a huge impact on the economy. Many people lost their jobs due to the several companies not being able to operate as a result of the lockdown. The issue of school fees will be a major constraints on parents whose children attend private schools.
The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the must disruptive years in secondary school calendar in the country. This is the first time in a post civil war era in Nigeria that normal academic calendar has been disrupted for a very long period.