- Private and public schools in Lagos state have been asked to reopen from Monday, November 2
- The Lagos state government gave the directive on Thursday, October 29
- Schools in the state were shut down over tension the #EndSARS protests generated
Lagos state government has ordered the reopening of all private and public schools from Monday, November 2, The Nation reports.
Folasade Adefisayo, the commissioner for education made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, October 29.
Adefisayo in the statement said boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1.
The statement reads in part:
“The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month.
“We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.”
The commissioner also advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously to recover the lost period.
Recall that the Lagos state government directed all pupils and students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the #EndSARS protests.
The state commissioner for education who issued the directive, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents, and all staff working in schools was paramount “at this critical period.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, vowed those police officers killed amid the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests will not die in vain.
This is as Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, October 28, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarships to their children up to the university level.
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