Ogun Gov grants all students automatic promotion to next class as schools set to reopen

The Ogun state government has announced that all students have been given automatic promotion to the next class, including automatic placement for primary 6 students in public primary schools into JSS1 of public secondary schools.

The state government has said schools should reopen on September 21st for the first term of 2020/2021 session, after they have been closed for five months to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This was made known in a statement by Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Monday.

He noted that the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, technical and vocational colleges, and tertiary Institutions of learning.

However, as part of COVID-19 guidelines, schools hours would be in batches for public schools. Pupils in Primary one to three will be in school from 8am to 11am; while those in Primary 4 to 6 will be in classes from 12 noon to 3pm.

For those in secondary schools, the hours are shared in the same manner among those in junior and senior classes.

According to Somorin, technical and Vocational will operate their normal school hours of 8am to 2pm.

He maintained that Early Child Care Development and Education classes for infants from 3 to 5 years of age will not be resuming in public schools until the next phase of schools reopening.

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