Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has announced September 21 date for reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state.
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
- Consequently, we are encouraged to further open our schools to other classes as from September 21, 2020. It is therefore my pleasure to announce that more classes will be reopened in the State as follows:
i. Students in SSS II, JSS III and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, 2020.
ii. Students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28, 2020;
iii. While students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, 2020.
iv. However, pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, 2020 when we hope more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.
v. Tertiary institutions of learning in Ekiti may begin to reopen as from October 2, 2020 but this is subject to their level of readiness and compliance with the established protocols. They are to liaise with the Ekiti COVID-19 Task Force for guidance on the appropriate measures to be put in place before reopening.