COVID-19: Ekiti Government announces new date for school resumption

The Ekiti State Government has revealed the change in the reopening of pupils and students in graduating classes at both private and public schools from July 20 to August 3.

Mr. Foluso Daramola, the State’s Commissioner for Education, made this known during a media chat on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, NAN reports.

Daramola explained that the South-West states held a virtual meeting where each state was told to plan for resumption of school.

He said,

“Pupils in primary six and students in JSS 3, SSS 3 were to resume on the new date.”

Daramola also urged parents and guardians to provide three face masks each, for their children and wards.

According to him, the government would make available all protective materials

needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 to public and private schools.

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The commissioner said that any private school with two gates must close one to control movement in and out of the school.

He also said that authorities of private primary and secondary schools should make available other materials required to contain the virus.

Daramola said the government had also banned the use of school buses by private schools

to convey pupils and students to their various schools, saying the action was in line with social distancing protocol.

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