The Lagos State government has ordered all schools in the state to close while also ordering all pupils and students to stay at home. The state government, in a statement by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, State Ministry of Education, gave the directive following the continued #EndSARS protest.
The statement reads this:
“ASG DIRECTS STUDENTS TO STAY AT HOME
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 for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive today, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period.
She however 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 i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Adefisayo, a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”