Lagos State Governor approves the re-opening of private and public schools


The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday 2nd November, 2020, while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday 1st November. 

Recall that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered the closure of all schools in the State following the violence that erupted during the #EndSARS protests. 

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo in a statement released on Thursday.

Adefisayo noted that the year 2020 had been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children.

“We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.

“We recommend that when schools resume on Monday, teaching and learning should continue unhindered till the end of the term,” the statement read. 

The commissioner also urged students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period in order to excel in their academics.