The Ogun state government has announced Monday, September 21st for reopening of schools in the state for the first term of 2020/2021 academic session.
reports that the state government however reduced the hours for primary and secondary school to three hours.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin explained that colleges and tertiary institutions will have normal lecture hours.
Somorin explained that while primary 1 to primary 3 will go to school from 8.00am to 11.00am, primary 4 to primary will go to class from 12.00noon to 3.00pm.
The Cheif Press Secretary added that JSS 1 to JSS lecture will be between 8.00am and 11.00am, while SS1 to SS3 will attend classes from 12.00noon to 3.00pm.
The statement however said Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm.
“The statement reads further, “Early Child Care Development and Education classes i.e 3-5 years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening”.
”Private schools are also expected to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements”.
” Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from 21 September, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management”.
” It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary 6 students in public primary schools into JSS1 of public secondary schools. However, primary 6 students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020″.
“The hitherto JSS3 students who have now been promoted to SS1 will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October, 2020″.