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COVID-19: Lagos Gives Tough Conditions For Schools To Reopen



As efforts are being made to provide a solution to COVID-19, the Lagos State Government has given their conditions if primary and secondary schools will reopen.

The State Government said it would employ no fewer than 1,000 teachers in its public secondary schools and 2,000 teachers in its public primary.

Folashade Adefisayo, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education,  revealed this during during an online show, Covinspiration show, moderated by a United Nations Youth Ambassador, Dayo Israel while giving scorecard of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration within 1 year.

She said that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools and if  certain that the children are safe, schools will resume for learning.

She noted that after all  protocols have been met and health officials have assured  that the coast is clear, schools will be given some days to adjust their premises to meet the measures aimed at curtailing the pandemic, such as Handwashing materials, etc.

“We are watching the behaviour of the pandemic to see what happens next and we are working with the Federal government on the re-opening of the schools in the country as soon as possible.

“This is not a decision that any state can unilaterally take on its own. If, we will reopen the schools for learning to resume.

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“We are already working with the Federal Ministry of Education and they are working with National Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on the guidelines that could be adopted when the need arises for the schools to reopen.

“After the protocol is completed and health officials assured us that the coast is clear, we will give the schools some days to adjust their premises in accordance with the guidelines on commencement of academic activities,”she said.


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