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Oyo Approves Resumption Date For Public, Private Schools

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved resumption dates for Public and Private Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in the state.

Makinde announced the resumption date in a statement signed by the Oyo state Commissioner For Education, Science & Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye.

According to the statement, the resumption date for 2020/2021 academic Session for Public / Private Primary and Secondary Schools will commence on Monday, 21st September 2020.

Barrister Olaleye said the revised guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools will ensure that schools in the state operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools.

It was stated that Primary 1 – 3 will run their shift between 8.00 am – 11.00 am, Primary 4 – 6 will be between 12 noon – 3.00 pm, JSSS 1 – 3 will be between 8.00 am – 11.00 am while SSS 1 – 3 will be between 12 noon – 3.00 pm.

The state government said all Schools both Public and Private must constitute Covid-19 Taskforce to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff.

Also, School Heads were advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as a classroom where it is necessary to observe social distancing.

As a way to discourage sharing of items, the Commissioner said pupils/Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables.

Meanwhile, Governor Makinde has also approved the re-opening of State-owned Tertiary institutions and Private Institutions for regular academic activities to commence from Monday 28th September 2020.

However, academic Boards and Senate of institutions are expected to fix their date and comply strictly with the guidelines on re-opening.

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