Oyo State government has approved the re-opening of the state-owned tertiary institutions and private institutions.
The development was confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday, September 15 by the state Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye.
According to the commissioner, Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the resumption dates for public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state. Olaleye, however, noted that it is mandatory for all Schools, public and private to constitute COVID-19-19 Task Force to be headed by Heads of Schools with two members of staff.
He explained further in the statement that schools in the state will now operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools.
The statement reads; “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: Schools will now operate 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.
“It becomes mandatory for all Schools, Public and Private to constitute Covid-19 Taskforce to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff. School Heads are advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as a classroom where it is necessary in order to observe social distancing.”
“Pupils / Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables as well as discouraging sharing of items.
“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”.