The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely.
This was announced in a press statement by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, today.
The statement was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’.
It quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”
It was reported that academic activities were affected in some schools in the state today as protests against police brutality and bad governance continue.
The statement read in part, “The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
BREAKING: Federal Government Approves Full Reopening Of Schools
The Federal Government says state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country.
However, the Federal Government announced the resumption of graduating pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.
But speaking on Thursday, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the task force recommends phased return of students.
Aliyu said, “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.
“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.
JUST IN: 2020 common entrance exams hold Oct 17
The Federal Government on Wednesday says this year’s National Common Entrance Examination organised by the National Examination Council will hold on October 17.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong.
In the statement titled, ‘FG Rolls Out Schedule For National Examination’, the ministry added that the Basic Education Certificate Examinations for JSS 3 pupils also organised by NECO would commence August 24 and end September 7.
The statement while noting that the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, made the announcement today in Abuja, stated, “The National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) which is a one-day examination for intending applicants into Unity Colleges (JSS1) will run in between the Senior Secondary School Examinations i.e. on Saturday, 17th October 2020.
“The minister, therefore, directed all examination bodies to release details of their examination timetables in the next seven days.”
BREAKING: Federal Government Announces New Date For WAEC, School Resumption
The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced that secondary school for exit classes will resume on August 4th.
This was announced in a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Ben Goong.
Goong said students will have two weeks to prepare for the West African Examination, WAEC which will start on the 17th of August.
“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.”
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