Lagos State is set to reopen primary and secondary schools by August 3rd this year in accordance with the decision of state governors in the South-West geopolitical zone.
Meanwhile, only learners in primary six, junior secondary school 3, and senior secondary school 3 are to resume.
This, it was gathered, after a meeting held in Ikeja on Thursday with some stakeholders in the sector by officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
During the meeting, the Department of Quality Assurance in the ministry mandated all schools, whether public or private to fill an online assessment form, stating their preparedness to meet conditions stipulated for school reopening by the Federal Ministry of Education.
Each school will later be issued clearance to reopen.
Speaking on the development, the Lagos State President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Chief Olawale Amusa, stated that his association had also set up a Quality Assurance Committee to go round schools and assess the readiness of members.
Olawale expressed optimism that most of his members would meet the requirements for reopening schools.
Also, despite the discordant tunes that have greeted the conduct of this year’s WASSCE by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, South-West states are working on the possibility of partaking in the exam come September.