The Government of Ekiti State is set to reopen schools for students in graduating classes at both private and public schools in August 3.
The State’s Education Commissioner, Mr Foluso Daramola, made this known during a media chat on Wednesday, July 16, in Ado-Ekiti.
He explained that the South-West states held a virtual meeting where each state was told to plan for resumption of school.
“Pupils in primary six and students in JSS 3, SSS 3 were to resume on the new date”, he said.
While urging parents and guardians to provide three face masks each, for their children and wards ahead of the said date, the Commissioner said that the government would make available all protective materials needed to curb the spread of COVID-19 to public and private schools.
He also relayed that any private school with two gates must close one to control movement in and out of the school, adding that authorities of private primary and secondary schools should make available other materials required to contain the virus.
Among other things, Daramola said the State government had also banned the use of school buses by private schools to convey pupils and students to their various schools, saying the action was in line with social distancing protocol.