Again, Lagos reopens Schools, regrets frequent closure


The Government of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has for, the second time in less than six weeks, approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State.

The state, which reopened schools on September 21 after an abrupt closure due to COVID-19 shut schools again on October 19 due to fall outs from #EndSARS protests across the state.

The fresh reopening of schools, the state said in a statement to Platforms Africa, begins from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month.

Disclosing this on Thursday, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children.

“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 statement signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, quoted Adefisayo to have said.

“We recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term.” She added.

The Commissioner therefore advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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