The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has shared insight into the thinking of the state government in relation to the expected reopening of schools amid the ravaging coronavirus.
The federal government shut schools across the country as part of a raft of measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Speaking on Tuesday at the annual ministerial press briefing of the Lagos Ministry of Education, the commissioner in charge of the ministry, Folashade Adefisayo, explained that reopening of schools is outside the purview of the state but reside with the federal government.
Adefisayo said however, the state government was mulling over rejigging school schedules on resumption saying: “I can’t give you a date when schools will resume in Lagos, but we are working with development partners and ministries of education across the country to come up with a series of protocols on how we will be able to manage when we open schools. So, we are working behind the scene; we have a paper on the protocols and we will start to share as the paper is finally approved in a few days’ time.
“There must be protocols that will address schools with large gatherings. There are many things we are thinking of; we are thinking about pupils not coming to school every day so that we will be able to spread the children across the whole school. Pupils don’t have to be in their class to learn; they can learn in a room with tables and chairs.”