Mrs Lai Koiki, our CEO, has made it known that our campuses will run a blended system of both virtual and on-site learning when schools finally reopen this September. She said this in an interview held recently after the Lagos state government announced the physical reopening of schools.
When asked what has been put in place to ensure a safe physical resumption in our campuses, she declared that we will strictly follow the government’s reopening guidelines. Adding that we have also developed some internal policies to complement the government’s proposition.
“We have started working on ensuring our facilities, staff, and students adhere to the government’s guidelines on school reopening. Our classrooms have been remapped to allow social distancing of 2 meters from one seat to another. We have disinfected the classrooms and other areas in our school, and this will continue regularly.
“More hand-washing areas and sanitizer dispenser stations have been installed, and these have been done in all four campuses including Anthos House (our special needs school). As recommended in the guidelines, break time will be staggered, restrooms will be cleaned hourly, and our staff and students will wear a facemask at all times, except during the required outdoor mask-break period,” she said.
On the hybrid learning system, Mrs Koiki stated that we plan to have not more than half of our students’ population in physical attendance on school days. By this, some students will come to school twice a week, while some will come three times a week. Students staying at home on a particular day will learn the same thing as those in school through our online learning platforms, and this will ensure there are no learning gaps across all learning categories.
Our plan will also ensure that students who are members of the same family will be scheduled to be in school (on-site) on the same day, as well as have virtual classes on the same day. Provisions will also be made to continue virtual learning via our online channels, for parents who do not want their children to resume physically for now.
Mrs Koiki concluded by stating that all our students will first resume online by September 28, except for some critical classes that will have to resume onsite.