The Osun State Government, on Thursday, said public schools in the state would return to their previous uniforms before the introduction of common uniform by former governor Rauf Aregbesola at the commencement of new academic session.
The single uniform policy introduced by the Aregbesola administration at the commencement of 2013/2014 academic session saw all public primary and secondary schools pupils wearing same uniform.
But featuring on a radio programme monitored on Rave FM, Osogbo, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Jamiu Olawumi, said new academic session would commence on November 9, 2020, adding that at beginning of new academic calendar year, all public schools would return to their old uniforms.
Olawumi said, “Reversal of the schools names will take place immediately, while the reversal to the old uniforms will commence on November 9, which is the start of the new academic session.”
Commenting on the preparation for the reopening of schools, Olawumi said measures that would prevent spread of COVID-19 pandemic had been put in place.
He said, “We want to assure all stakeholders in the state’s education sector that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has put everything in place to ensure that our pupils are safe in schools.”