Governor Sanwo-Olu announces the reopening of tertiary institutions in Lagos State on September 14

Lagos State Governor-Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Government of Lagos State on Saturday announced the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a media briefing at the State House in Marina, announced that tertiary institutions will open on September 14, 2020 for academic activities.

Sanwo-Olu also directed primary and secondary schools in the state to resume on September 21, 2020.

Schools were shut down following the outbreak of the CoronaVirus pandemic.

The governor during his announcement noted that the decision to reopen schools was carefully thought through. He however urged the management of the schools to ensure adherence to the safety guidelines as they reopen.

“I am pleased to announce that tertiary institutions in Lagos State will reopen from September 14, 2020. We are also working towards the reopening of primary and secondary schools anytime from September 21, 2020. However, the decision to reopen the basic and secondary schools is not cast in stone and is subject to a review of our ongoing modelling of the state’s response to the pandemic,” the governor said.

“Also, social clubs and recreational centres that have registered trustees have also been permitted to open, on the condition that they have applied for and obtained a Provisional Safety Compliance Certificate through the registration portal of the Lagos State Safety Commission. Restaurants are now permitted to open for in-dining services, but they must ensure the maintenance of a 50 per cent maximum occupancy at any point in time. They must also have obtained a provisional Safety Compliance Certificate,” he added.

Governor Sanwo-Olu however ordered all event centres, bars, lounges, nightclubs, spas, beaches, cinemas, gymasiums and game arcades to remain shut.



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