Schools’ reopening: Osun State releases operational guidelines
The Osun State Government has scheduled a date for the resumption of Academic activities across the State. The set date for the resumption is the 21st day of September, 2020. This was made known to the public In a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, at the end of this week’s State Executive Council meeting. The government said while stakeholders are expected to continue to put protocols in place towards the reopening of schools in accordance with the stipulated guidelines set by the Federal Ministry of Education, all schools in the State are set to resume in batches with effect from September the 21st for an abridged third term of the 2019/2020 academic session.
The statement read in part: “Having conducted an assessment of schools within the State to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening, the government has scheduled schools to resume from the COVID-19 break on September 21st for an abridged third term of the 2019/2020 academic session, which is expected to end on October 30th, 2020.”
“To make up for lost grounds caused by the COVID-19 induced lockdown, a new academic session (2020/2021 session) is scheduled to commence on November 9th, 2020. Because of the Yuletide, schools will be expected to take a brief recess from December 24th, 2020, to resume on January 4th, 2021, for the concluding part of the first term of the new session which is scheduled to end January 22nd, 2021.
The resumption date for the second term is set for February 1st, and scheduled to end April 9th.”
“The third term of that session commences on April the 26th, and would run till July 23rd”, the statement read.
The government further explained that the announced schedule applies only to Primary and Secondary Schools, adding that Tertiary Institutions(State Owned) are also expected to reopen on September the 21st, but required to plan their schedules.
The State Government enjoined stakeholders to continue to put things in place within the next few days towards ensuring a seamless enforcement of the announced schedule.