Lagos State Governor announces reopening of schools

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed that the tertiary institutions in the state be reopened effective from September 14th, 2020. He made this known during a briefing at the State House, Marina on Saturday. Sanwo-Olu also stated that after the ongoing WASSCE, primary and secondary schools in the state would also be permitted to reopen from September 21, 2020, for the resumption of academic activities.


The Governor, however, stated that this position is not cast in stone which means it is subject to change based on the ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health



“As regards our primary and secondary schools, we are working towards reopening them around the 21st of September 2020. This position is not cast in stone and subject to a review of our ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health.


“Remember that we said that the virus will peak and we will flatten the curve in the month of August. From what we have seen, it appears we have flattened the curve. In the last two weeks, we have continued to see a drop in the positivity that we have encountered in the state,” the governor explained.

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