Oyo postpones schools reopening to July 6

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has postponed the reopening date for Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3, and Senior Secondary School 3 pupils in the state.

The state task force gave the indication following a meeting held on Monday ahead of the planned resumption of schools in the state.

It was earlier announced that academic activities would commence in the terminal classes in the state on Monday, June 29.

However, the task force reviewed the directive in view of the current realities in the state.

Oyo State recorded a total of 76 COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, as the total cases reached 988.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Commissioner for Education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, alongside members of the Emergency Operations Centre, inspected some schools in the state to determine the level of compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

The statement said, “By the new arrangement, teachers are to resume to the schools on Monday, June 29, while students in critical classes, including Primary 6, JSS3 and SS3, will resume on July 6.”

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