Following the refusal of Nigerian youths to bring the #ENDSARS protest to an end, the Lagos state government has directed that all private and public schools be indefinitely shut down.
Making this announcement in a statement on Monday, Kayode Abayomi the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education explained that the schools have been directed to close down over rising tension caused by the #ENDSARS protesters.
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The statement which quoted the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo read:
"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.
“The safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.
Adefisayo further told parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society”.
The statement also encouraged schools to make use of other means of distance teaching and learning while the schools are shut down.
It will be recalled that the Lagos state government just recently announced the full resumption of primary and secondary schools across the state.
As the protest lingers, many students have been left to trek long distances to get to their various places of learning from school.