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COVID-19: Lagos Govt, FG Working To Reopen Schools


The Lagos State Government is working with the Federal Government on mapping out plans for the reopening of schools following the easing of lockdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Speaking during an online show, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo stated that the decision to reopen schools cannot be taken by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu alone.

She disclosed that the state government was already meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education to design guidelines that would be adopted before students could return to their classrooms.

Adefisayo said: “This (school resumption} is not a decision that any state can unilaterally take on its own. If we are certain that the children are safe, we will reopen the schools for learning to resume.

“We are already working with the Federal Ministry of Education and they are working with National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on the guidelines that could be adopted when the need arises for the schools to reopen.

“After the protocol is completed and health officials assure us that the coast is clear, we will give the schools some days to adjust their premises in accordance with the guidelines on commencement of academic activities.”

Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had confirmed two hundred and twenty-nine new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The NCDC on confirmed the new cases on its official Twitter account on Monday night at about 11:36 pm. This brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country to 8068.

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