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Students return to school first time in 6 months

Photos follow children returning to school first time in 6 months

In states across the country, students are returning to school for the first time since March.

That’s when a lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic when it entered Nigeria.

Businesses, markets, worship centres have all reopened long before schools.

As students go to school in some states for the first time in six months, photojournalist Benedict Uwalaka follows them on the street to capture images never seen since the lockdown started.

Students returning to School after the pandemic at Arigbanla road, near Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Students returning to School after the pandemic at Arigbanla road, near Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Students crossing the road at Arigbanla road, near Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos after the pandemic lockdown. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Students returning to School after the pandemic at Arigbanla road, near Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Students returning to School after the pandemic at Arigbanla road, near Iyana-Ipaja in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Students returning to School after the pandemic at Alaagba road, Orile Agege in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.
Student of Glory Emmanuel High School temperature being checked before he could be allowed the School premises at Olusegun Oshikolu street, Oke-Odo in Lagos. September 21, 2020. Photo: Benedict Uwalaka.

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