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The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday announced the change in the resumption of students in graduating classes at both public and private schools from July 20 to Aug, 3.
The Commissioner for Education, Mr Foluso Daramola, gave this new date during a media chat in Ado-Ekiti. He said that the South-West states held virtual meeting where each state was told to plan for resumption of school.
Daramola said that pupils in primary 6 and students in JSS 3, SSS 3 were to resume on the new date.
He, therefore, advised that parents and guardians provide three face masks each, for their children and wards, while government would make available all protective materials needed to fight COVID-19 to public schools.
The commissioner said that private schools having two gates must close one to control movement in and out of the school.
He also said that authorities of private primary and secondary schools should make available other materials required to contain the virus.
Daramola said government has placed a banned on the use of school buses by private schools to convey pupils and students to their various schools, saying the action was in line with social distancing protocol.
It is reported that the resumption was coming after four months of closure by government, occasioned by the raging coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi in June announced, via a statewide broadcast that the schools would reopen to graduating classes on July 20, 2020.
Reports have it that the governor had also said the school resumption would be in phases, starting with students in terminal classes (SSS3, JSS3 and Primary 6) to prepare for their exams while other classes would be gradually absorbed as schools meet all requirements to accommodate them.
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