What has been happening
The Lagos State Ministry of Education has approved resumption dates for the 2020 to 2021 school session. According to the time table, both public and private schools below the tertiary level will resume the First Term academic activities on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The term is expected to run until Dec.18, 2020 while the second term will begin Jan. 4, 2021, and run until April 16, 2021. Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the Director, the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) urged all public and private schools in the state to adhere strictly to the harmonised school calendar. The director urged school management to have a ”qualitative health and safety plan” that will help protect students, teachers, and workers as schools reopen in the state. “t is not enough to reopen but to keep staying opened since some schools all over the world had to shut down after reopening due to a spike in the pandemic. “All schools must make efforts to comply with these requirements, not just for the improvement of the overall school operations but for safe reopening for academic activities,” she said. She also advised schools to have flexible teaching and learning plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms. Seriki-Ayeni said schools must strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection in their school.