By Oluwakemi Ishola
Oyo State Government has announced Monday, September 28 2020 as the resumption date for state-owned tertiary institutions and private institutions in the state.
The statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye, on Tuesday directed Academic Boards and Senate of institutions to fix their date and comply strictly with Covid 19 guidelines for the reopenings of schools.
The statement added that the government also approved new schedule of resumption for all primary and secondary schools in the state.
“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:
a. Schools will now operates 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
b. It becomes mandatory for all Schools, Public and Private to constitute Covid-19 Task force to be headed by Heads of Schools with Two members of Staff
c. School Heads are advised to make temporary use of spaces like Laboratories, Libraries and examination hall as classroom where it is necessary in order to observe social distancing.
d. Pupils / Students should be attached to Chairs and Tables as well as discouraging sharing of items.