Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has announced that primary and secondary schools in the state will reopen from September 21, 2020.
Recall that schools in the state had been shut since March as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
In a statewide broadcast on Sunday, Fayemi also directed that tertiary institutions in the state be opened to students from October 2, subject to each institution’s Governing Council’s decision and strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“Students in SSS II, JSS III, and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, while students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28,” he said.
“Students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.”
According to the governor, the decision to open more classes was taken because there had been no spike traceable to students in exit classes who are writing their certificate examinations.
“This shows that our preventive measures to safeguard them from being infected has been effective,” he said.