Students in Ondo State can now heave a sigh of relief as their long awaited hope of returning back to schools have finally been accomplished after a long delay occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is as a result of the announcement made by the State Government on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, directing all schools in the state to resume on Monday, October 19, 2020 after a lengthy hiatus in academic activities.
The information revealed to newsmen in Akure, the state capital by the Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu who spoke through the Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19, Prof Segun Fatusi said ” all schools in Ondo State can resume full academic activities by Monday, 19th October, 2020.
Recall that, schools in the state and the country at large have been kept under lock for months following the emergence of coronavirus disease in the country. The move became necessary so as not to risk exposing students to the the deadly virus however months later, the government at the central gave its permission for states to reopen schools when it was safe to do so.READ FULL ARTICLES HERE
Ondo State became the latest state to reopen all schools in its region following similar announcement by the Lagos state Government recently.READ FULL ARTICLES HERE
Meanwhile, as students prepare to resume back to their respective classes, there are some important things they have to know.
- According to the directive, ALL schools i.e Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions are to reopen this time around.
COVID-19 is still very much around therefore all students and schools must comply with the laid down regulations on the prevention of COVID-19.
It is also important to know that despite the directives given by the state government, some tertiary students might still be excluded from resuming back to schools. This is because of the ongoing ASUU strike which has paralysed activities in all Federal and State Universities in the country.
As schools prepare to reopen in the state, it is important to ensure the safety of the students because they are the leaders of tomorrow and therefore should not be put in harm’s way no matter what.
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