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Learning will be hybrid forstudents as schools physically reopen – Lai Koiki

With the Lagos State government announcing September 21 as the date for schools reopening, Lai Koiki, the chief executive officer of Greensprings School has said that the school will run a blended system of both virtual and on-site learning as schools reopen

Speaking in an interview recently after the Lagos state government announced the physical reopening of schools. Koiki declared that Greensprings School will strictly follow the government’s reopening guidelines, adding that the school has 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.

“Morehand-washing areas and sanitizer dispenser stations have been installed, andthese have been done in all four campuses including Anthos House (our specialneeds school). As recommended in the guidelines, break time will be staggered,restrooms will be cleaned hourly, and our staff and students will wear afacemask at all times, except during the required outdoor mask-break period,”she said.

On the hybrid learning system, Koiki stated that the school plans to have not more than half of its 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 the school’s online learning platforms,and this will ensure there are no learning gaps across all learning categories.

Theschool’s plan will also ensure that students who are members of the same familywill be scheduled to be in school (on-site) on the same day, as well as havevirtual classes on the same day. Provisions will also be made to continuevirtual learning via the school’s online channels, for parents who do not wanttheir children to resume physically for now.

Koiki concluded by stating that all students of the school will first resume online by September 28.

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