The Osun State Government has announced the reopening of both public and private schools in the state from September 21.
Funke Egbemode, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, made the announcement on Monday, after the State Executive Council meeting held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Funke urged stakeholders to put protocols in place towards the reopening of the schools, adding that all schools in the state are set to resume in phases with effect from September 21 for an abridged third term of the 2019/2020 academic session.
“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 30, 2020,” the statement read.
“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 9, 2020.
“Because of the yuletide, schools will be expected to take a brief recess from December 24, 2020, to resume on January 4, 2021, for the concluding part of the first term of the new session which is scheduled to end January 22, 2021.”