The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state from Monday 2nd November 2020.
This was diclosed in a press release signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi today 29th October 2020.
It would be recalled that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu ordered the shutdown of all schools in the state on 20th of October 2020 due to the hijacking of the EndSARS protest by hoodlums.
“The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month.
“Disclosing this today, 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.” The statement reads.
According to Adefisayo, “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.”
Advising pupils and students to take their studies more serious in order to recover for the lost period, the Commissioner said, “We recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term.”