Lagos State Government has disclosed that only final year students of tertiary institutions will be allowed to resume in the state.
Recall Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state Governor announced the reopening of schools in the state on Monday September 14, after months of closure due to the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus disease.
But Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser to the Governor on education, who spoke on a programme on Channels TV, explained that the final year students were older and more mature to adhere to COVID-19 preventive guidelines, hence the decision.
“For our tertiary institutions, from on the 14th, we are going to start with the final-year students across our tertiary institutions,” said Wahab.
“With those final-year students, we are sure that they are older, they are more mature, and they are going to meet up with the protocols as put in place by the institutions based on the regulations of the NCDC.
“After we have phased them out, maybe after their exams, then, those in the penultimate year will come on campus. So, we are not going to put all our students on campus at the same time.
“Basically, we are at a point where scientifically we’ve been proven to have flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to be some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do.
“In the past few weeks, we’ve been putting in place measures and facilities that will enable our children come back to school. Even at that, what we seek to do from next week is to start a phased reopening of our tertiary institutions.”
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