The government of the Ekiti State has declared the shift in the resumption of pupils and students in graduating classes from July 20 to August 3 at both private and public schools.
This was made known by Mr Foluso Daramola, the state commissioner for education, during a media chat in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, reports NAN.
Daramola clarified that a virtual meeting was held in the South-West states where each state was asked to prepare for the school resumption.
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“Pupils in primary six and students in JSS 3, SSS 3 will resume on the new date,” he said.
Daramola also urged parents and guardians to give their children and wards three face-masks each.
According to him, all protective materials needed to curb COVID-19 spread to public and private schools will be made available by the State.
The commissioner said any private school with two gates will have to close one to monitor movement inside and outside the campus.
He also said private elementary and secondary school authorities would have other resources needed to contain the virus.
Daramola said the government had also banned private schools from using school buses to move pupils and students to their separate campuses, claiming the action was in accordance with the policy for social distancing.
Governor Kayode Fayemi declared in June that the schools would reopen to graduate classes on July 20, in a statewide broadcast.
Fayemi had also said the school restart would be in stages, beginning with students in terminal classes (SSS3, JSS3 and Primary 6) to prepare for their exams, while other classes will be slowly absorbed as schools meet all the requirements to accommodate them.
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