The Executive Governor of Lagos State through the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, has directed that on Monday, 3rd of August, 2020 all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) Students in both day and boarding schools in the State should resume on the above date.
Although, the directive by the Lagos State Government for all the SS3 and Technical Studies Students should be resumed is in line with the Federal Government directive.
According to the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo made this statement in Lagos State House, Ikeja stated that the process for their resumption is prepared them adequately ahead of the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Adefisayo explained that this directive became imperative due to the newly announced date by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for the 2020 WASSCE scheduled to commence on the 17th of August, 2020.
According to her, “Only SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students are permitted to resume for the Day and Boarding Schools on the 3rd of August for revision classes and examinations”.
While imploring all schools in the State to follow the required public health guidelines and protocols for re-opening of schools for this category of students, Adefisayo stressed that the government is considering the option of using the First and Second Term examination results or continuous assessment to promote students in other exit classes.
The Commissioner revealed that various meetings have been held with stakeholders in the education, health, and safety sectors in a bid to ensure that adequate precautionary measures are put in place to ensure the safety of the students before resumption.
“The Office of Education Quality Assurance will be going round all the schools across the State to monitor the level of safety and protocol compliance expected to be put in place by both private and public schools,” she asserted.