BREAKING: Ekiti reopens schools Sept 21

Reopening of primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state has been announced by the state governor Dr Kayode Fayemi, and schools are scheduled to resume by September 21st, 2020.

Fayemi, who disclosed this in a state-wide broadcast on Sunday evening, also directed that tertiary institutions in the state be opened to students from October 2, subject to each institution’s Governing Council decision and strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor said students in SSS II, JSS III, and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, while students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28.

Students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.

The Governor noted that the decision to open more classes was taken because there has been no spike traceable to students in exit classes who are writing their certificate examinations.

He said, “This shows that our preventive measures to safeguard them from being infected has been effective.”

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