BREAKING: Public and private schools not to open yet – Lagos Gov.
The Lagos State Government has insisted that private and public schools do not yet have the permission yet to open in the state.
The Lagso state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, had earlier tweeted that only public schools remained closed in the state before giving an update that the extended closure includes private schools.
He said, “The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses.
“All schools remain shut till further notice.
When contacted on the telephone, the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, added, “Yes, all schools remain closed. That is the latest update from the governor.”
Recall that the leadership of the National Association of Private Schools in Lagos State has urged its members to reopen from Monday, October 26, 2020. The directive of the NAPPS Lagos State, was passed on by the President of the Association, Amusa Olawale, titled reopening of schools after #EndSARS protests’.
The statement read, “It is a pleasure to inform you that our Hon. Commissioner has given approval to the resumption of schools on Monday, October 26, 2020.
“Members are to abide by the curfew requirements and any other directives of Lagos State Governor relating curfew and #ENDSARS protests.
“We must equally study security situations in areas where we operate, be sensitive to any sign of disturbance, and adhere strictly to COVID-19 Protocols.
“To justify the kind gestures of the Commissioner, we must pay attention to the safety of our learners, staff, and parents of our schools.
The Lagos State Government had ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely last Monday.