Students in terminal classes of primary six, JSS3 and SS3 will resume from Monday, June 29 the Oyo State government has announced.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday.
Naija News recalls schools across the country had been locked down for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, following the gradual and conditional easing of the lockdown by the federal government, the Oyo State government has disclosed that students in some special classes will resume from Monday, June 29.
The government further announced the resumption of work by all categories of workers at the state secretariat from June 22, as well as the opening up of mosques and churches, which are to operate at 25 per cent capacity.
It added that public gatherings should be limited to not more than 25 persons.
However, all resumptions are to be subjected to strict COVID-19 protocols as approved and publicized by the COVID-19 task force.
The statement read, “The schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force, ensure that stations for washing of hands are provided in all schools, while all students are to compulsorily wear face masks.
“Schools are to provide hand wash points with the support of their Parents/Teachers Associations (PTA).
“The resumption of critical classes at the end of June 2020, would be two clear weeks ahead of the state’s drop-dead date of July 15. By that date, it would be decided whether other categories of students will return to the classes.”
“Mosques and Churches are to reopen and operate at not more than 25 per cent capacity. The situation will be reviewed within the first two weeks. All worshippers are to compulsorily wear face masks.”
Night clubs are however ordered to remain shut while the situation will be reviewed after two weeks, the state government noted.
“Night clubs are to remain shut even though the existing curfew, which used to run from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is being aligned with that of the Federal Government, which runs from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
“The Task Force will not mind shutting down everywhere if evidence emerges that the COVID-19 safety protocols are being violated, or should there be an explosion in the number of cases; however, the state government will intensify enlightenment campaigns to ensure the safety of our people.”