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UPDATED: Lagos announces reopening of schools for graduating students.

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bThe Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced August 3 for the resumption of students in transitional classes in the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said the resumption applies to only students in Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) and Technical College 3 (TEC), while dates for JSS3 and other classes will be announced later.

The governor disclosed that the decision was made by stakeholders in the state.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 earlier approved a “safe reopening” of schools nationwide for students in graduating classes to resume preparations for final examinations.

While announcing the date for reopening Lagos schools on Friday, Mr Sanwo-Olu said no boarding activities will be permitted and all schools are expected to open strictly for day schooling.

“All schools and educational institutions will remain closed. We continue to support online teaching of curriculum during this period.

“However, students in transitional classes, who have mandatory Public exams ahead of them are permitted to resume at only day schools as soon as possible for revision classes and examination. All educational establishments are to follow established public health guidelines and protocol for re-opening the schools for these categories of students.

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