The Ogun State Government has fixed September 21, 2020, as date for reopening of all schools in the state.
This was announced by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.
He stated that the second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, technical and vocational colleges, and tertiary institutions.
In a bid to control the number of students in schools, the state staggered teaching hours for students in public schools as follows :
Primary 1 to primary 3 : 8.00am to 11.00am
Primary 4 to Primary 6 : 12.00noon to 3.00pm
JSS 1 to JSS3 : 8.00am to 11.00am
SS1 to SS3 : 12.00noon to 3.00pm
• Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm.
Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from September 21as may be determined by their respective Management.
Mr Somorin further stated that primary 6 students who seek placement into the state-owned boarding schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.
The state government also announced that all students had been given automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary 6 students in public primary schools into JSS1 of public secondary schools.
The students will be resuming in their new classes for the first term of 2020/2021 academic session.
Meanwhile, early Child Care Development and Education classes, comprising pupils of 3-5 years, will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.