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Students resume school in Lagos, Ogun state today months after COVID-19 lockdown (photos)

Students of Public and Private Secondary Schools in Lagos and Ogun state excitedly resumed back today after being home since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

These viral photos show students observing various protocols as stipulated by the NCDC as they resumed.

Kemi Filani News recalls that public and private schools below tertiary level were asked to resume First Term academic activities today Monday, 21st September, 2020 while the term runs through Friday 18th December, 2020.

The Second Term will start on Monday 4th January, 2020 and will run through Friday 6th April, 2021 while students will resume for Third Term on Tuesday 4th May, 2021 and close on Friday 6th August, 2021.

Director-General, OEQA, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, urged school leaders to have a qualitative health and safety plan that will help protect students, teachers and workers.

She said it is not enough to reopen but to keep staying opened since some schools all over the world had to shut down after reopening due to a spike in the pandemic.

“All schools must make efforts to comply with these requirements, not just for the improvement of the overall school operations but for safe reopening for academic activities to support the Lagos State Government quest for a full return.”

The official advised schools to have a flexible teaching and learning plan where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms.

Seriki-Ayeni reminded schools that they must strive to avoid COVID-19 infections.

Teachers, students and visitors are expected to wear face mask at all time, observe physical distancing, wash hands at intervals and maintain high standard of personal hygiene.

Lagos State government emphasized that schools must have an isolation/holding bay to care for medical emergencies should students come up with symptoms such as cough, headache, catarrh, difficulty in breathing, sneezing and fever.

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