Kwara State Schools Resumption Date 2020/2021

Kwara State Public and Private Primary and Secondary Schools First (1st), Second [2nd], Third (3rd) Term Resumption Date for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Latest Update: Kwara State Government ably led by Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has warned Principals and private schools owners not to collect third term school fees from parents and guardians as the 2020/2021 academic session commences on Monday, 5th October, 2020.

Schools should rather organise revision classes and placement examinations within two weeks of resumption.

Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE) will start on Tuesday 6th, October, 2020 while Common Entrance will hold on 17th October, 2020.

The swapping of Principals to curb examination malpractices, will continue in both BECE and the forthcoming NECO examinations.

Principals in public schools will be swapped to other schools to monitor and supervise examinations. This will allow external invigilators to do their work effectively and efficiently.

The Kwara State Government has announced Monday October 5th, 2020 as the official resumption date for all public and private schools in the state for the 2020/2021 academic session and Monday 12th October, 2020 for all Tertiary institutions in the state.


Schools had been shut since March 23 following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 58,000 infections have so far been recorded across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. The virus has killed about 1,111 persons since February.

“With various trainings held for teachers on how to protect themselves and students from the COVID-19 infection, improved manpower in monitoring and case tracings, and appreciable guarantee of some protection for the children, the government hereby directs the reopening of elementary schools from October 5,” the state’s communications commissioner, Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, said on Wednesday.

Similarly, state-owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12 “or as determined by their respective governance structures.”

“COVID-19 is still with us. The government therefore urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered to, including physical distance, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water, in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus.

“The government similarly wishes our students and teacher a safe stay in school while promising to continue to do its best to keep the citizens safe at all times. Schools with scanty regards for safety protocols risk being shut,” the statement read.

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