Ogun State Government has announced Monday, 21 September, 2020 for the reopening of schools in the state for the first term of 2020/2021 session in addition to the earlier resumption of students in SS3 who are currently writing the West African School Certificate Examination.
In a Press Statement issued in Abeokuta by Kunle Somorin, his Chief Press Secretary, announced that this second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary & secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions.
However, as part of the efforts to meet the COVID-19 guidelines for school operations, the schools hours are staggered as follows for public schools.
• Primary 1 to primary 3 8.00am to 11.00am
• Primary 4 to Primary 6 12.00noon to 3.00pm
• JSS 1 to JSS3 8.00am to 11.00am
• SS1 to SS3 12.00noon to 3.00pm
• Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm.
Early Child Care Development and Education classes i.e 3-5 years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.
Private schools are also expected to take necessary measures to meet the COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, among other requirements.
Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from 21 September, 2020 as may be determined by their respective Management.
It should be noted that the government had earlier announced that all students had been given automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary 6 students in public primary schools into JSS1 of public secondary schools.