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Why we discontinued staggering classes- Ogun government

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Ogun State government has revealed that he has resumed normal classes for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session, to ensure that students covers syllabus for the session and to also keep learners in the schools, to avoid wandering.

The Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, emphasized that staggering classes cannot continue to work anymore because syllabus has to be covered and also to safekeep lives of learners who used to loiter around before their scheduled classes.

The monitoring team led by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, also had the Permanent Secretary and some directors in the ministry said that the visit was essential to ascertained that all guidelines and measures put in place by the government are followed to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“Schools in Ogun State has resumed to normal classes unlike the phases we used to have before, this is to ensure that we cover all syllabus for the session, as learners will be writing examinations and exams will be set on the syllabus not on what could be taught and to also dissuade our learners from loitering about thereby putting their lives at risk”, he said.

The Commissioner encouraged school administrators and teachers to always set aside few minutes to sensitize their learners on things to do to avoid the spread of the virus, he opined that children can also be agents of change that would cascade the gospel down to their parents and others in their communities.

Some of the schools that were visited were African Church Grammar School, Baptist Girls College, Lisabi Grammar School, Abeokuta Grammar School, Saint Paul Anglican Primary School, Sagamu, Ikenne High School amongst others.

Some of the principals of schools visited, Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Joseph and Mrs. Bada Modupe Oluwakemi of Lisabi Grammar School and Baptist Girls College in Abeokuta promised to continue to ensure the compliance of the protocols as laid down by the government.

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