The Ekiti State Government has announced the change in the resumption of pupils and students in graduating classes at both private and public schools from July 20 to August 3.
Mr Foluso Daramola, the State’s Commissioner for Education, made this known during a press chat on Wednesday from Ado-Ekiti, NAN reports.
Daramola clarified that the South-West states held a digital meeting where each nation was advised to plan for resumption of school. He explained:-“Pupils in primary six and students in JSS 3, SSS 3 were to restart on the newest date” Daramola also urged parents and guardians to provide three face masks with each, for their children and wards.
According to him, the authorities would make available all protective substances needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 to private and public schools. The commissioner stated that any personal college with two gates needs to close one to restrain movement in and out of the school. He also stated that the government of private secondary and primary schools should make available other materials required to include the virus. Daramola said the authorities had also banned the use of school buses by private schools to convey pupils and pupils to their respective schools, stating the action was in accordance with social distancing protocol.
Remember that the resumption was arriving after four months of closure by authorities, occasioned from the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Kayode Fayemi in June declared, via a statewide broadcast the colleges could reopen to graduating classes on July 20. Fayemi had also said that the school resumption are in phases, starting with students in terminal courses (SSS3, JSS3 and Primary 6) to prepare for their exams, though other classes are slowly absorbed as schools meet all prerequisites to adapt them.