The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, said this in a statement yesterday through the Head of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Education, Mr. Kayode Abayomi, while revealing plans for a new 2020/2021 academic session resumption for public and private schools.
She said the state would adopt a phased approach in opening public schools, thereby congratulating the SS3 students for successfully completing their WASSCE examinations and urged them to stay safe as they wait for their results.
Adefisayo stated that the phased approach to opening would enable public schools to meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols which would help watch the behaviour of the pandemic as “we gradually open up our schools.
“The present JSS3 and SS2 students in public schools in the state are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020,”the statement said.
She explained that the resumption would permit the present JSS3 students who are already in an exiting class to revise and get adequately prepared for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organised by Lagos State Examination Board and scheduled between Tuesday, 6th and Monday, 12th of October, 2020.
According to her, the resumption would also afford the present SS2 students an opportunity to prepare effectively for their transition to SS3.
The scheduled dates and venues for Entrance Examination into Lagos State Model Colleges would soon be announced by the state Examination Board.