Following the easing of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of schools across the state.
The announcement was made by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at a news briefing at the Lagos State House, Marina.
According to a series of tweets by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Friday, only students of Senior Secondary 3 and TEC3 are to resume on August 3, 2020,
A date for Junior Secondary 3 reopening for revision classes and examinations will be announced in due course and it will be for only day schooling with no boarding activities, Akosile quoted the Governor as saying.
Earlier, ten private schools were sealed-off by the Lagos State government for violating COVID-19 lockdown rules.
This was revealed by the Lagos State Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, following massive monitoring of private schools by the state Monitoring and Investigation team.
Ayeni disclosed that the team had visited a large number of private schools across the state to ensure total compliance with the COVID-19 regulations to avoid further spread of the deadly disease.
The team, according to her, caught some schools violating the order and have since sealed them off.
She revealed that the schools were caught holding lessons for their students in the school premises; a move that was going against the state government’s order.
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu during his briefing, stated that places of worship will remain closed in Lagos State until further notice, while all social and events centres and social clubs will also remain closed.
Furthermore, all bars, day and night clubs, cinemas, games arcades, beaches and beach fronts, gyms and spas continue to remain closed, just as eateries and restaurants are to continue to open as normal for takeout only.
Eating-in, in the meantime, remains prohibited, the governor said.