Ekiti reopens schools Sept 21
Ekiti State Governor , Dr Kayode Fayemi , has announced September 21 date for reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state .
Fayemi , who disclosed this in a state -wide broadcast on Sunday evening , also directed that tertiary institutions in the state be opened to students from October 2 , subject to each institution ’ s Governing Council decision and strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID- 19 .
The Governor said , “ Students in SSS II , JSS III , and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21 , while students in SSS I , JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28 .
“ Students in JSS I and Primary 1 – 3 are to resume on October 19 , while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2 , when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established . ”
The governor noted that the decision to open more classes was taken because there has been no spike traceable to students in exit classes who are writing their certificate examinations .
He said , “ This shows that our preventive measures to safeguard them from being infected has been effective . ”
On worship centres , Fayemi noted that worship centres can now hold two services on Fridays , Saturdays and Sundays while midweek services and night vigils are still prohibited.
He said , “ After a careful review and advice by the experts , I am glad to announce that worship centres can now hold two services on Friday, Saturday or Sunday as the case may be but mid – week activities and night vigils remain suspended for now . Other protocols and regulations concerning worship centres reopening still subsist . ”
On halls and event centres , Fayemi added , “Owners of halls and event centres may now be allowed to rent out their facilities but under no condition should such a facility contain more than 50 per cent of its normal capacity .
“ This is to allow for social distancing . Events centres are expected to observe all protocols prescribed for religious centres and to obtain certificate of readiness before opening . ”