BY TOPE BAMIDELE
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced 21st of september as date for reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state, ending months of school closure occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Fayemi in a broadcast also directed that tertiary institutions in the state be opened to students from second of october, subject to each institution’s Governing Council decision and strict adherence to safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Governor stressed that the authorities of the tertiary institutions are to liaise with the Ekiti state COVID-19 Task Force for guidance on the appropriate measures to be put in place before reopening.
Specifically, the Governor said students in SSS II, JSS III and Primary 6 are to resume on September 21, while students in SSS I, JSS II and Primary 5 and 4 are to resume from September 28.
Also Students in JSS I and Primary 1-3 are to resume on October 19, while pupils in Kindergarten and Nursery Schools are expected to resume on November 2, when more assurances of safety for their age bracket would have been established.
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, Government has reviewed rules regarding social events as it regards use of halls and events centres for meetings and occasions.
According to the Governor Owners of 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..