Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced September 21 for reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state, to end months of school closure occasioned by the covid-19 pandemic.
Fayemi who disclosed this in a state-wide broadcast recently also directed that tertiary institutions in the state be opened to students from October 2, subject to each institution’s Governing Council’s decision and in strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The governor stressed that the authorities of the tertiary institutions are to liaise with the state COVID-19 Task Force for guidance on the appropriate measures to be put in place before reopening.
Specifically, the governor said students in SSS II, JSS III and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, while students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28.
Students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.