End SARS: Lagos State Government Announces Reopening of Schools

The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2, 2020, but stated that boarders will resume on Sunday, November

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday, while describing 2020, as an unprecedented year, with the recent civil unrest that frequently led to closure of schools, which has disrupted the academic calendar for the year.

She said: “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.”

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

The Commissioner further called on pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in order to recover the lost period.

Recall that the Lagos State Government, had on Monday, October 19, 2020, shut down all public and private schools in the state, in order to secure the safety of their students at home, following the tension generated by the End SARS protests in the state.


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