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Large Turnout As Students Resume In Lagos

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There was a large turnout of students in Lagos State on Monday as students in state-owned schools at secondary and tertiary levels, as well as those in private schools from primary to secondary schools, have resumed for the 2020\2021 academic activities, six months after general school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Majority of the teachers and other school workers are also back at their duty posts.

It was observed that both the public and private schools concerned under the reopening directive and for certain categories of students have not only opened their doors but already commenced academic activities.

It was also observed that they had health and safety rules and measures as stipulated by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in place.

For example, at the entrance gates of many schools were banners conspicuously mounted and they made wearing of nose masks mandatory for entry.

In some others, there were additional enlightenment banners about COVID-19 pandemic and safety measures to be taken.

It was equally observed that infrared thermometers were used at the gate to check the temperature of students and staff before they were allowed in, while handwashing facilities, including sanitisers, were provided within their premises.

Some of the schools visited by Tribune Online include Ijaiye Ojokoro Senior College, Ijaiye Housing Estate Secondary Grammar School, both in Ojokoro area; Government Senior Secondary School, Iyana Ipaja; Vetland Grammar School, Agege and Immaculate Academy Ojokoro, among others.

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