Oyo State Government Approves Sept 21 as Resumption Date for Schools

The Oyo State government, on Monday, announced September 21, 2020, as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state.

This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye.

The statement was titled, ‘Oyo govt releases calendar for school resumption’.

Olaleye stated that the new calendar was approved on July 21 at a meeting of the State Executive Council.

He said, “The first term of the new academic calendar will run between September 21 and December 18, 2020.

“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.”

According to the statement, “the resumption date for 2020/2021 academic Session for Public / Private Primary and Secondary Schools as announced by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will commence on Monday, 21st September, 2020.

“The revised Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools now include the followings:

“a. Schools will now operates morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools as stated below:

Primary 1-3 8.00 am – 11.00 am

Primary 4 – 6 12 noon – 3.00 pm

JSSS 1 -3 8.00 am – 11.00 am

SSS 1- 3 12 noon – 3.00 am

“b. It becomes mandatory for all Schools, Public and Private to constitute Covid-19 Task force to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff

“c. School Heads are advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as classroom where it is necessary in order to observe social distancing.

“d. Pupils / Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables as well as discouraging sharing of items.

“3. In another development, the Governor has also approved the re-opening of State owned Tertiary institutions and Private Institutions for regular academic activities to commence from Monday 28th September, 2020

“Academic Boards and Senate of institutions are expected to fixed their date and comply strictly with Covid 19 guidelines for the reopenings of schools.”

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