All Private, Public Schools Must Resume Today


Private, public schools to resume January 4, Lagos insists

Juliet Damilola

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has maintained that all public and private schools in the state must resume today, January 4, 2021, to begin the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session

This is as the Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo,

It however urged school administrators in all public and private schools in the state to step up safety measures towards reducing insecurity.

According to a statement from the Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo. titled, ‘LASG urges administrators to step up safety in schools,’ the commissioner directed school administrators to ensure that exposure of students to danger within the school premises are neutralised, while ensuring that all potential danger outside the walls of the schools is escalated to appropriate safety and enforcement agencies through stipulated channels.

“It is necessary to devise appropriate strategies to advance teachers/students interaction to gain insight and expose negative tendencies before they metamorphose into unfortunate situations. Adequate monitoring, especially as it affects boarding school students, should be instituted to prevent the incidence of bullying and all other vices on school premises.”

The commissioner reiterated the warning of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu that bullying, cultism and other vices would not be tolerated in Lagos schools, just as she enjoined school administrators to increase counselling of students against such vices.

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