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Osun State Announces Plans for School Resumption

Just a couple of days after the state government of Lagos announced its plans for schools to resume in September, The state government of Osun has also followed suit by announcing that students will tentatively resume on the 21th of September.

Mrs Funke Egbemode who is the States Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation claimed that protocols are being placed for primary and secondary schools to resume on the 21th of September and would run on till the 30th of October in order to cover up for the 3rd term of the 2019/2020 session that couldn’t hold because of the corona virus.

Then, the 2020/2021 session will commence on the 9th of November, 2020 and would run on till the 9th of April 2021 with just one or two weeks breaks in between the different terms. With this plan, in just a year, Osun state will be able to make up for the lost time students have spent away from school.

Although, this plan seems to be effective in making up for time and lost lessons, I think it will put a lot of pressure on the students, don’t you think so too?

Having just 1 or barely 2 weeks break in between 13 weeks of lectures and one week of exam might cause the students to have a mental breakdown and might even led to mass failure which might affect the ones that prepare for their final exams.

Or is this might be the price they have to pay for the academic sessions to return to how it was before the outbreak of the virus?

Do you think this plan has more advantages than disadvantages? If yes, how so?