Sanwo-Olu reopens Lagos schools

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced Monday, August 3 as re-opening date for schools in the state.

However, only students in Senior Secondary School Three (SSS 3) and their counterparts in Technical Study Three (TEC 3) will be allowed to resume on that day.

Mr Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Friday during the 16th briefing on the state’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response held at the State House in Marina.

The dates for the revision classes and examination for pupils in Junior Secondary School Three (JSS 3) will be announced in due course, Sanwo-Olu said.

Besides, the governor said Primary 6 pupils will be graded by their already recorded Continuous Assessment (CA) to pass over to secondary schools.

Places of worship, social and event centres including bars, night clubs, cinemas, games arcades, beaches, gyms and spas remain closed.

The governor also directed that hairdressing salons that had been accredited by the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) could open in strict on appointment-only only and with a maximum occupancy of 50 per cent of the total floor space at any given time.

Sports facilities and recreational parks in residential estates, Sanwo-Olu said, would be permitted to operate with a maximum of 20 persons at any given time.

However, places of worship, events centres, and social clubs will remain closed until further notice.

The governor directed civil servants from Grade Level 1 to 12 to continue working from home and improve themselves through dedicated online Learning Management Systems (LMS) portals.

Sanwo-Olu said personal responsibility is now more important than ever, stressing that the government would now be strict in enforcing use of face mask in public places.

He said the enforcement agencies would start to arrest people found in public places without face masks. Defaulters, he said, will be prosecuted.