#Covid19: Lagos State Governor Closedown 10 Schools For Breaking Lockdown Order

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#Covid19: Lagos State Governor Closedown 10 Schools For Breaking Lockdown Order: Lagos State Governor Babajide  Sawo Olu has been reportedly shutdown 10 private schools for going against the lockdown order due to Coronavirus outbreak.

For flouting the closure directives of the federal and state governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of students, the Lagos state government has sealed ten private schools. Channels TV reports that the director-general, office of education quality assurance, Lagos state, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who led the monitoring and investigation team of the office, disclosed this during the second and third phase of the massive monitoring of private schools compliance to the directive to curb the spread of the virus.

She said that the exercise would be continuous and encompassing, cutting across all the education districts in the state to discourage the nonchalant attitude of some schools to the directive. “No doubt, COVID-19 has had negative effects on our schools but we want students to come out stronger and better.

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“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 infection cases has increased dramatically over time. On the field, we want to stay put to what we know is true and we want to consistently do it to students and school-based staff,” she added.

Seriki-Ayeni, who earlier warned of the danger inherent in the exposure and clustering of students in a class in the name of lesson strictly reiterated that any school where teaching and learning are ongoing while trying to beat government scrutiny without concern for the health and safety of learners will be sealed.

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“This is the time to think and plan strategically to form good partnerships with government in order to get resources for your schools,” she urged parents.

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