OEQA celebrates 15 Lagos schools over COVID-19 plans

COVID-19: The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, has celebrated 15 schools for adopting safety plans in the reopening of schools and promoting continuous learning.

The DG, in the event titled, “Year 2021 COVID-19 Safe School Recognition” said the Forward to School Initiative was embarked on by the state government to ensure the health and safety of school children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said, “During the lockdown, there was a Forward to School Initiative put in place by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure that when schools go back, they can do so safely. So the OEQA  created the Forward to school Initiative to ensure that all schools within the state have basic guidelines for resumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The schools recognised are those that went above and beyond the minimum expectations.”

She added that the exercise surpasses COVID-19 and other health challenges stating that it also reflected progress in the use of technology to drive quality education in the state.

In an overview of the best practice process, the Chief Executive Officer, W-Holistic Business Solutions, Mrs Olarewaju Oniyitan, stated that 547 schools submitted their plans for the safe reopening of schools. Meanwhile, after several screenings and evaluations, 19 schools were eligible for visitation by the visitation team and 15 schools eventually came top in the final assessment.

Of the 15 schools, Estate Junior High school was the only public secondary awarded while the remaining schools were privately owned nursery, primary and secondary schools.


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