The Governor of Ekiti State has announced the resumption of schools at all levels ranging from primary, secondary and up to Universities Polytechnics and Colleges of education in the state.
In his words “I announced to you that our schools would be
opened on August 10, 2020 to allow our final year senior secondary
school students to join their counterparts in writing the ongoing West African Examination Council (WAEC)’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE). In effect,I am therefore pleased to inform you that sinceour children started their examination on August 17, there has been no spike traceable to them or their teachers. This shows that our preventive measures to safeguard them from being infected has been effective.”
He further opined that before now, he’s sure that most students, parents and guardians as well as teachers have received the information that the Federal Government, working in conjunction with States, has announced that schools could resume as from September as COVID-19 cases continue to steadily decline nationwide.
In conclusion he stated “Consequently, we are encouraged to further open our schools to other
classes as from September 21, 2020. It is therefore my pleasure to announce that more classes will be reopened in the State as follows:
i. Students in SSS II, JSS III and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, 2020.
ii. Students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28, 2020;
iii. While students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, 2020.
iv. However, pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to
resume on November 2, 2020 when we hope more assurances of safety for
their age bracket would have been established.
v. Higher institutions of learning in Ekiti may begin to reopen as from October 2, 2020 but this is subject to their level of readiness and compliance with the established protocols. They are to liaise with the Ekiti COVID-19 Task Force for guidance on the appropriate measures to be put in place before reopening.
With the above in place, I can categorically tell you that EKSU resumption date is as good as confirmed. Colleges and polytechnics too can follow suit. Primary and secondary schools are also sure of resumption hence the kickoff of academic activities in the state.