All Lagos Schools To Close Until Further Notice Due To #ENDSARS Protests

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Schools across the Lagos has been ordered immediate closure following the tension generated by the #EndSARS protests.

This directive was issued on Monday October 19 by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, on behalf of the government, as part of the measures aimed at ensuring the safety of the pupils/students, parents, and all staff working in schools at this critical period.

“The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests,” commissioner’s statement reads in part.

A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible. The safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period.”

Adefisayo advised parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society.”

However, she advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society.

The Commissioner also encouraged schools to utilize other means of distance teaching and learning such as radio, television, and online media, as they have been doing during and post COVID-19 lockdown.

According to Adefisayo, a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.

 

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