Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

COVID-19: Lagos to reopen worship centres August 7 and 9, says Sanwo-Olu

*Mosques will be reopened Friday, August 7, churches Sunday, August 9

*Directs SS3, TEC3 students to resume classes Monday, August 3

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to several months of closure as a result of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has said worship centres in the state will be reopened from August 7, 2020.

ConsumerConnect reports Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at a briefing on COVID-19 situation report at the State House, in Marina, Lagos.

According to the governor, mosques will be reopened Friday, August 7, whereas churches will be reopened Sunday, August 9.

As the worship centres are reopened on the said dates, Sanwo-Olu stressed that religious leaders must make available hand sanitisers and thermometer guns.

The state government will ensure that physical distancing is maintained, he said.

Likewise, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has directed all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in both day and boarding schools in the state to resume Monday, August 3, 2020, in line with the directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, Honourable Commissioner for Education, who disclosed this at Alausa-Ikeja, in Lagos, said that the rationale is to allow for revision classes and adequate preparation ahead of their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

This directive became imperative due to the newly announced date by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the 2020 WASSCE scheduled to commence August 17, 2020, said Mrs. Adefisayo.

She stated: “Only SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students are permitted to resume for the Day and Boarding Schools on the 3rd of August for revision classes and examinations.”

The Commissioner for Education implored all schools across the state to observe the required public health guidelines and protocols for re-opening of schools for this category of students.

The state government is considering the option of using the First and Second Term examination results or continuous assessment to promote students in other exit classes, she added.

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