FG Announces September 14 Resumption Date for Universities, Polytechnics

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all tertiary institutions in the state to resume new academic sessions on September 14.

The Governor has also directed that primary and secondary schools will resume September 21, adding however that the date is tentative and subject to review.

Mr Sanwo Olu disclosed this at a briefing on Saturday.

The Governor’s media aide, Wale Ajetunmobi, also shared the information on his social media accounts.

Tertiary institutions as well as primary and secondary schools have been shut since March after the outbreak of the COVID-19  pandemic.

‘Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, this afternoon, directed all Lagos tertiary Institutions to re-open on September 14. Primary & secondary schools to remain shut till further notice,’ the statement reads.

‘Primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from September 21.

‘This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,’ Governor Sanwo-Olu said.

Its almost four months now since the Coronavirus pandemic forced the federal government to shutdown all primary and tertiary institutions in the country.


Lagos state schools where not exempted, as they were shutdown too. But, today being the 29th of August 2020, the Lagos state governor in person of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed that all tertiary institutions in Lagos are to reopen on the 14th of September 2020.


The Lagos state governor made this known during a regular briefing on the State’s Covid-19 status. He made it clear that, all tertiary institutions in his state (Lagos state) should re-open on September 14.

He further notified the public that, tentatively,  primary and secondary schools will reopen from September 21. That is one week after the resumption of tertiary institutions.

The governor made it clear that the decision is not cast in stone and is subject to change due to their ongoing modeling and the procedures that comes from the state ministry of health

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