The Lagos State government has said students will return to classrooms only for the final year, as tertiary institutions reopen next Monday.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Special Advisor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed this while speaking on Thursday’s Sunrise Daily on Channels Television.
Sanwo-Olu had announced the re-opening of schools in the state, starting with tertiary institutions on September 14, 2020.
Wahab emphasised that the students in the state will resume in phases.
He said, “Basically, we are at a point where scientifically, we’ve been proven to have flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do.
“In the past few weeks, we’ve been putting in place measures and facilities that will enable our children come back to school.
“Even at that, what we seek to do from next week is to start a phased reopening of our Universities.
“On the 14th, we have announced that our tertiary institutions are going to open to our students for the first time after six months.”