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Fasilat Oluwuyi

Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta are currently waiting for the managements call to resume back on campus as Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun announced September 21st as resumption date for schools across the state.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin on Monday, Governor Abiodun announced that all schools in the state should resume for academic activities by September 21st.

Recall that Schools were shut down across Nigeria in March to prevent the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus disease.

The move for resumption by Ogun State Government followed the Federal Governments directives that schools across the country should begin preparations for full reopening.

The statement said primary and secondary schools in the state are to resume for 3hours each day.

“However, as part of the efforts to meet the COVID-19 guidelines for school operations, the schools hours are staggered as follows for public schools.

“Primary 1 to primary 3​​​​8.00am to 11.00am, Primary 4 to Primary 6​​​​12.00noon to 3.00pm.

” JSS 1 to JSS3​​​​​8.00am to 11.00am, SS1 to SS3​​​​​12.00noon to 3.00pm.

“Technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm.

“Early Child Care Development and Education classes i.e 3-5 years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools’ reopening.”

According to the statement tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from September 21st as it may be directed by their respective management.

With the announcement by the Governor, MAPOLY students now await the Polytechnic management to give them an approved date to resume to school for academic activities.

After five months closure, students are hopeful that the Polytechnic management will release a date soon since the state Government has ordered reopening of schools across the state from September 21st.