Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure of Schools Over #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools across the state to be closed from Tuesday, October 20 due to the #ENDSARS protest.

Lagos orders closure of schools

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

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’.

According to the state, the safety of the pupils and their teachers is paramount and so deserves priority.

Mr Abayomi wrote; “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 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.”

He said a new date for resumption of all classes will be announced as soon as appropriate.

The government had last week scheduled full reopening of the schools for Monday, but protests across some states in the country on Monday escalated with many businesses and offices shut in Lagos.

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