Schools in various states of the federation of Nigeria have already opened and academic activities have continued in earnest. This resumption is coming after months of different phases of Lockdown imposed by the government in order to ensure that students are safe and well protected from any form of danger.
The first time students were allowed to resume schooling was in August and that was for the exit students who wanted to take their final exams. Presently, not all schools have resumed and some state governments are only just announcing that schools in their respective states will resume in selected dates in October. In Lagos, only private school students are allowed to resume with the exception of pre-primary pupils.
Public school students in JSS 3 and SS2 are currently the only ones attending school while the other students in other classes have not been given any new date for resumption. The government is probably taking a lot of things into consideration, one of which is the massive number of students in public schools.
The massive population of public schools can make it difficult for social distancing to occur in these schools, so I guess the government is trying to find a few ways to ensure that these students can resume and can also practice social distancing.
There have been some announcements made recently on school resumption that I feel all parents, students and even teachers should know about. These announcements are explained in detail below.
1. The Minister of Education has finally announced a date for the resumption of Unity schools.
According to Premium Times, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has given October 11 as the new date for the resumption of students in Federal unity schools in Nigeria. The announcement was made in a letter signed by the minister on the 30th of September.
He also said that Unity schools that have not done second term examination should proceed to the third term. The statement also held that the third term will be ending in December. This may seem confusing as some states have already announced that schools in their states should resume for another session beginning with the first term.
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2. Some states schools will be resuming in October.
The government of Bayelsa has announced Students in Bayelsa will resume on October 5, sources confirm. The state is set to reopen schools for all students in both secondary, primary, and tertiary institutions. They would be resuming for a third term and would start a new session next year.
Kwara will also open schools for students in primary and secondary institutions to resume on October 5 while Tertiary education students will resume on October 12.
3. There is a possibility that Federal tertiary institutions may open in October.
Since the Minister of Education has announced that Federal Unity schools will be resuming in October, this is a sign that the government may already have a date for tertiary institutions, provided ASUU is ready to resume.
4. All precautions to prevent COVID-19 spread should be strictly adhered to.
Students, parents, and teachers should try to ensure that they follow the laid down precautions to prevent the spread of the virus in any school.
Schools have been resuming in different parts of the country and I believe that before the end of this year, most schools may resume before the end of this year.
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