Nigeria: Lagos announces resumption dates for schools in the state.

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After six months of closure, schools in Lagos state will be allowed to reopen effective September 21, 2020.

This announcement was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during his regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 situation  last Saturday. Speaking, the governor said tertiary institutions would reopen from September 14, 2020 while primary and secondary schools would be permitted to reopen a week later, from September 21.

In the governor’s words: “I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions.

“However, as regards our primary and secondary schools, we are working towards reopening them around the 21st of September 2020. This position is not cast in stone and subject to a review of our ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health.

“Remember that we said that the virus will peak and we will flatten the curve in the month of August. From what we have seen, it appears we have flattened the curve. In the last two weeks, we have continued to see a drop in the positivity that we have encountered in the state”.

With this development, many analysts feel there will be a lot of pressure on the federal government to act on  resumption of schools as the state of Lagos has taken the initiative with this announcement.

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