Lawrence Afolabi – Ilorin
Public and private schools in Kwara State are to resume normal academic classes from Monday October 5.
A statement by the States Commissioner for Communications, Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin says directive for resumption is subject to various trainings held for teachers on how to protect themselves and students from the COVID-19 infection.
The statement also directed that state-owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12 or as may be determined by their respective governance structures.
It urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered to, including physical distance, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water, in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus.
It also urge students and teacher a safe stay in school while promising to continued support of the government to do its best to keep the citizens safe at all times.
Schools in the state had been ordered shut since 23rd March following the outbreak of the virus.