Governor FAYEMI Announces Guidelines For Schools Resumption
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced reopening of more classes, with students in SS 2, JSS 3 and primary 6 resuming on the 21st of September.
Students in SSS I, JSS 2 and Primary 4 and 5 are also to resume from September 28 while students in JSS I and Primary 1 to 3 are to resume on October 19.
The governor made this known in a state broadcast at the weekend.
Governor FAYEMI said that pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when hope of more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.
He said that tertiary institutions of learning in the state may begin to reopen as from October 2, subject to their level of readiness and compliance with the established protocols.
The Governor advised authorities of tertiary institutions to liaise with the Ekiti COVID-19 Task Force for guidance on the appropriate measures to be put in place before reopening.
Dr Fayemi equally announced that worship centres could now hold two services on Friday, Saturday or Sunday while mid-week activities and vigils remain suspended.
Similarly, the Government reviewed rules regarding social events as it regards use of halls and events centres for meetings and occasions.
According to Governor Fayemi, Owners of halls and event centres can now be allowed to rent out their facilities but under no condition should such a facility contain more than 50% of its normal capacity to allow for social distancing.
He also expressed disappointment with the consistent breach of social-distancing regulations and the use of face masks in public places as well as social
events by the people of the state.
Dr Fayemi blamed upsurge in cases of COVID-19 in the state on increase in testing capacity as Ekiti had so far recorded 299 Coronavirus cases.