The reopening of tertiary institutions which will take effective from September 14, has been announced by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Governor Sanwo-Olu while speaking during a briefing on Saturday at the State House, Marina said:

“I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions,”

Meanwhile, Schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, The Punch reports.

As a result of the need to write exams, the Federal Government announced the resumption of graduating pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.

The governor noted on Saturday that, after the WASSCE, primary and secondary schools in the state would also be permitted to reopen for the resumption of academic activities effective September 21, 2020.

Sanwo-Olu, elucidating said, “As regards our primary and secondary schools, we are working towards reopening them around the 21st of September 2020. This position is not cast in stone and subject to a review of our ongoing monitoring and procedures from the Ministry of Health.

“Remember that we said that the virus will peak and we will flatten the curve in the month of August. From what we have seen, it appears we have flattened the curve. In the last two weeks, we have continued to see a drop in the positivity that we have encountered in the state.”