The Ogun state government has finally reopened the schools, five months after they were closed to prevent community transmission of the coronavirus.
The state government said schools should reopen on September 21 for the first quarter of the 2020/2021 session.
In a statement from Kunle Somorin, Governor Dapo Abiodun’s chief press secretary, it was announced on Monday that the reopening of schools extends to all classes in primary and secondary schools, technical and vocational colleges and tertiary institutions of learning.
According to Kunle Somorin, universities, polytechnics and colleges of education will resume the same day, September 21.
However, as part of the COVID-19 guidelines, the school hours for public schools are staggered.
DAILY POST reports that Elementary one through three students will be in school from 8 am to 11 am; while those from 4th to 6th of Primary will be in classes from 12 noon to 3 in the afternoon.
For those in high schools, the hours are staggered in the same way between those in the junior and senior classes.
According to Somorin, technical and vocational will operate their normal school hours from 8 am to 2 pm.
He argued that Early Childhood Care Education and Development classes for infants 3 to 5 years of age will not resume in public schools until the next phase of school reopening.
“Tertiary institutions can begin to reopen as of September 21, 2020, as determined by their respective Administration,” he said.