Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu has confirmed that schools in the state will resume next month.
The Governor made this known during his usual COVID-19 briefing at the State House in Marina.
He said primary and secondary schools will be resume on the 21st of September while Tertiary Institutions will resume on the 14th respectively.
Recall that the Federal Government had earlier ordered the reopening of schools effective from August 4th specifically for graduating students writing the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
Mr Babajide Sanwoolu said;
“I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions.
“However, as regards our primary and secondary schools, we are working towards reopening them around the 21st of September 2020. This position is not to cast in stone and subject to a review of our ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health.”
“Remember that we said that the virus will peak and we will flatten the curve in the month of August. From what we have seen, it appears we have flattened the curve. In the last two weeks, we have continued to see a drop in the positivity that we have encountered in the state,”
Lagos State still has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country according to the National Center for Disease Control with 18,083 infections including 2,653 active cases, 15,228 discharged patients, and 202 deaths so far.