Lagos opens boarding houses as schools resume next week
The Lagos State Ministry of Education has approved for its boarding schools to take in SS3 pupils resuming next Monday.
In a statement announcing the resumption of schools for SS3 and Technical College 3 students,
the Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said day and boarding students
expected back in school August 3 for revision ahead of the West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) starting August 17.
“Only SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students permitted to resume
at day and boarding Schools on August 3 for revision classes and examinations,” she said.
Lagos State runs 16 model colleges and upgraded secondary schools that have boarding houses.
Private schools are also to resume for SS3 students only.
As schools resume, the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) would begin an assessment to clear them fit to open.
Director-General, OEQA, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni said at a press briefing in Alausa on Wednesday
that they have directed all schools to fill self-assessments forms based on resumption guidelines,
which Quality Assurance would test before visiting the schools.
She said schools that pass the assessment would then have their status changed from ‘Open’ to ‘Cleared’.
“The Lagos State Government, Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) realizes guidelines
for the safe reopening of schools and learning facilities to safeguard learners, teachers, workers,
and parents during this time. And to realize the aim, the OEQA
evaluators will visit private schools across the six education districts to ensure compliance.
A few of what to expect include thorough fumigation of all school environment including classrooms, chairs, and desks,
provision of running water with soap, provision of hand sanitizer, wearing of facemask,
avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, and maintaining social distance,” she said.
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