Just in: Schools to resume in Lagos Sept 21, all classes for Private, JS3, SS2 for public


The Lagos state government has given schools go ahead to resume 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, September 21, 2020.

However, Private schools are free to resume all Primary and Secondary classes while pre-primary classes will remain closed.

For the Public schools in the state, only JSS 3 and SS2 students will resume on Monday for classes.

These were contained in a statement dated Sunday, 13th September 2020 by Head Public Affairs Unit of the Lagos Ministry of Education Kayode Abayomi.

He said the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, explained the ministry is adopting a phased approach to opening public primary and secondary.

“This phased approach to opening will enable public schools meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch the behaviour of the pandemic as we gradually open up our schools.

“The present JSS 3 and SSS 2 students in public schools in the State are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020.

“The resumption will permit the present JSS 3 students who are already in an exit class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination organised by the Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.


“The resumption will also afford the present SSS 2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SSS 3. The scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges will soon be announced by the State Examination Board,”
 the statement read in part.

The commissioner assured parents that announcements for the reopening of the other classes would be announced soon.

Adefisayo advised private primary and secondary schools owners in the state to prioritise safety first and open in phases similar to the plans for public and schools.

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