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LASG says only JSS3 and SS2 students will resume school on Sept. 21

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Frontage of classrooms at the public primary school at Ikorodu PHOTOS: ABIOSE ADELAJA

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has confirmed that only current JSS3 and SS2 students, will resume school on September 21.

The Head, Public Affairs at the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The statement emphasized that the state will adopt a phased approach in opening of public schools.

“This phased approach to opening will enable public schools to 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 reads in part.