As students in exiting classes prepare to resume in Lagos on Monday, August 3, the Office of Educational Quality Assurance has issued guidelines for the reopening of schools.
He urged the owners to comply with the guidelines, as the reopening and evaluation of the schools will take place simultaneously.
The Director General, Ms. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, stated this while briefing journalists in Ikeja, Lagos.
Seriki-Ayeni, who reiterated that the reopening of schools is for SS3 students only, noted that the guidelines were in line with the federal government’s stance.
He advised owners of approved or unapproved private schools to study the published guidelines and develop a template for their reopening plans.
“What is expected of them during the training is that they have to create their own reopening plans based on our template on distance learning plans, blended learning plans, health and safety protocols such as classroom fumigation, provision of running water and soap for washing hands.
“Others include staggering student time to maintain social distance and taking steps to determine how many students must be physically together at any given time.
“Health and safety officers must be available on the premises and schools must also have a plan for Ciovid-19, such as having knowledge of local isolation centers. They must also have learning managers who ensure that students learn at home or at school. It will monitor the assessment to measure the quality of student learning, it will help teachers with the learning plans and the curriculum. ”
Seriki-Ayeni added that private schools must register to obtain authorization to reopen by visiting the agency’s website at www.oeqalagos.com or www.lagoslearnstogether.com to complete basic information about their schools.