- Students in Lagos will have to remain at home indefinitely
- This was revealed on Sunday, January 3, by the state government
- The government said the initial resumption date has been cancelled due to the spread of the pandemic
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The Lagos government on Sunday, January 3, ordered that all schools in the state will remain closed till further notice due to the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.
This was announced by the spokesman of the ministry of education in the state, Kayode Abayomi, Vanguard reports.
Abayomi explained that the government's earlier order that schools should resume from Monday, January 4, has cannot hold anymore following the new spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
“Please, recall that the Ministry of Education earlier announced 4th of January as resumption date for the second term 2020/2021 academic session, but this has since been overtaken by the turn of events due to the recent waves of Covid-19 pandemic.
“As a result of the spike in Coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Governor announced the indefinite closure of all schools. To this end, kindly be informed that a new date of resumption will be announced as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos government had directed all the private and government-owned schools in the state to vacate and end "the 2020/2021 first term academic session."
This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, December 17, signed by Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the director-general of office of education quality assurance in the state's ministry of education.
The purpose of the directive, according to the statement, is to allow the students "to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday."
Moreover, in compliance with the state's academic calendar, the schools have also been mandated to resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Part of the statement read:
"The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday 18th December 2020.
“Therefore, all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state are to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday on that day. Schools are to resume back on Monday 4th January, 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar."
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