Education

Ogun State announces resumption date for schools in the state

The Ogun State Government has announced that schools will reopen in the state on Monday, September 21, 2020. This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Kunle Somorin. The statement however noted that early child care development and education classes (three to five years of age) will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.

This phase of school reopening is for all classes in primary and secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions.

The statement said while the primary one to primary three pupils will resume for three hours between 8.00 am and 11.00 am, primary four to primary six pupils will resume at 12.00 noon and close at 3.00 pm.

Junior Secondary School one to three pupils would also be in schools between 8.00 am and 11.00 am and Senior Secondary School one to three pupils would be in the schools between 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm. Technical and vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00 am to 2.00 pm.

“It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given an automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary six students in public primary schools into JSS one of public secondary schools.

“However, primary six students desirous of placement into the State-owned Boarding Schools will sit for the Common Entrance Examination on Saturday, 12 September, 2020.

“The hitherto JSS three students who have now been promoted to SS one will write their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in October 2020.” The statement noted.