Despite the rise of COVID-19 cases, the Ogun State Government has suspended staggering of classes, replacing it with normal classes of 8am to 2pm.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu reportedly gave the directive to head of schools on Monday.
Arigbabu had said, “Schools must revert to their normal hours, which is from 8am to 2pm. Staggering of classes will not hold anymore because the syllabus has to be covered, as well as safeguard lives of students who loiter around before their scheduled classes.”
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, confirmed this development on Tuesday.
He explained that the move was for logistic reasons.
Hazzan stated that the government was mindful of the increasing cases of COVID-19 and had put in place measures to ensure protect both students and teachers by ensuring that non-pharmaceutical protocols are sustained.
He also stated that the State Government was going to review the policy in two to three weeks.