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Ogun State Fixes Date For Reopening Of Schools 

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The Ogun State Government has scheduled September 21, 2020, as the period for reopening of all schools within the state.

The announcement was made by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to state governor Dapo Abiodun.

He said that the second part of the reopening of colleges is lengthened to all lessons in primary and secondary schools, technical and vocational schools, including tertiary institutions.

In a bid to regulate the variety of students in schools, the state staggered educating hours for students.

“However, as part of the efforts to meet the COVID-19 guidelines for school operations, the school hours are staggered as follows for public schools: Primary 1 to major 3: 8.00am to 11.00am; Primary 4 to Primary 6: 12.00noon to 3.00 pm.

“JSS 1 to JSS3: 8.00am to 11.00am; SS1 to SS3: 12.00noon to 3.00pm. Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8:00am to 2:00pm,” Somorin stated.

He added that children within the age of 3-5 won’t be returning in public schools until the following part of schools’ reopening.

The CPS additionally stated, “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.”

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