Lagos State government has declared that only finalists of various state tertiary institutions will resume on Monday, September 14.
Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this revelation today in a television appearance.
The government had directed all tertiary institutions under the state to reopen on September 14.
Speaking in a programme on Channels Television, Wahab said the government has put in place health safety measures in the institutions ahead of the resumption.
According to him, “For our tertiary institutions, from on the 14th, we are going to start with the final-year students across our tertiary institutions.
“With those final-year students, we are sure that they are older, they are more mature, and they are going to meet up with the protocols as put in place by the institutions based on the regulations of the NCDC.
“After we have phased them out, maybe after their exams, then, those in the penultimate year will come on campus. So, we are not going to put all our students on campus at the same time.
“Basically, we are at a point where scientifically we’ve been proven to have flattened the curve. And it invariably means that we are not as exposed as we used to be some five, four, three months back. So, consequently, we have to find a way to bring our lives back to normal. And in doing that, education is very critical to whatever we are going to do.
“In the past few weeks, we’ve been putting in place measures and facilities that will enable our children come back to school. Even at that, what we seek to do from next week is to start a phased reopening of our tertiary institutions,” he said.