Osun State Government has fixed September 21, 2020, as date for the reopening of schools in the state.
Recall that schools in the state had been shut since March as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in the state, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Monday, she said the decision to reopen schools was taken at the end of this week’s State Executive Council meeting.
Egbemode stated that stakeholders are expected to continue to put protocols in place towards the reopening of schools according to the guidelines set by the Federal Ministry of Education.
She noted 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 in part.
“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.”