Lagos Orders Closure Of Schools Over Protests

Lagos Orders Closure Of Schools Over Protests

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely .

This was announced in a press statement by the state’ s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education , Kayode Abayomi, on Monday .

The statement was titled , ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home ’ .

It quoted the Commissioner for Education , Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “ tension generated by the anti -SARS protests . ”

NAN reports that academic activities were affected in some schools in the state on Monday as protests against police brutality and bad governance continue .

The statement read in part , “ 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.

The Commissioner also encouraged schools to “ utilise 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 ”.




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