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Ekiti Govt Announces New Date for School’s Resumption

The Ekiti State government has announced schools in the state will reopen to pupils and students in graduating classes on the 3rd of August

The commissioner for Education, Mr Foluso Daramola who made this known to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, said commissioners for Education in the south-west held a virtual meeting where each state was told to plan for schools resumption.

He explained that pupils in Primary 6, and students in JSS 3, as well as those in SSS 3, are to resume on the 3rd of August.

He advised parents and guardians to provide three face masks for their children and wards while the government would make available all protective materials needed to fight COVID-19 by the public schools.

Mr Daramola stated 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 all materials required to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

He, however, announced that government had banned the use of school buses by private schools to convey students to their various schools.

The commissioner said the step was part of the government’s effort to check the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

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