Lagos State is considering the reopening of schools as the country begins the easing of the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus Disease.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, said this on Tuesday at the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the first year in office of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration.
Adefisayo said despite the fact that it was the Federal Government that would decide when schools would open, the state was already putting measures in place to protect pupils and students.
She also added that the state has recruited no fewer than 3,000 teachers since the administration came into office.
She said: “Recall that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday said schools remain closed.
“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.”