LAGOS SEALS 10 PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR FLOUTING CLOSURE ORDER
Lagos State Government has sealed ten private schools for flouting the closure order imposed by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State, made this known on Friday, July 3, 2020, during the second and third phase of the monitoring of private schools compliance to the directives.
Seriki-Ayeni, who led the Monitoring and Investigation team of the office, said a large number of private schools visited across the State adhered to the directives, while those who flouted it were shut.
According to her, the schools were organizing lessons for their students within the school premises, violating the social distancing order.
She emphasized that the monitoring exercise would continue across the State to ensure that all schools comply with the Government’s order.
“No doubt, COVID-19 has had a negative effect on our schools but we want students to come out stronger and better. We want to make sure schools are closed. We also want to make sure schools are adhering to the closure directive since the number of COVID-19 infections has increased dramatically over time. On the field”
The relaxation allows Schools to open for students in graduating classes SS3 and JSS3 to prepare for their examinations.
Seriki-Ayeni urged school owners and parents to abide by the directive of the Lagos State Government to stay safe and healthy, adding that residents should comply with all safety measures such as the washing of hands with soap, wearing of masks in public places and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
She advised them not to expose the lives of their wards to danger, adding that parents should adopt the online schooling platform to enable their children to learn from home.
She urged school owners to form a good partnership with the Government in order to get resources for their schools.