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  • Updated: January 04, 2021

Sanwo-Olu Directs All Schools Below Tertiary Level To Remain Closed Indefinitely

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has directed all public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State to remain closed indefinitely in order to curb the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

AllNews gathered in a statement issued by the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi on Sunday, January 3, 2020.

According to the statement, Abayomi noted that the directive makes it mandatory that all schools earlier scheduled to resume on the 4th of January, 2021, must remain closed until a new resumption date is announced.

He, however, urged parents and students to ensure strict adherence to guidelines issued by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as the wearing of face masks, physical distancing, washing of hands under running water, and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

The statement partly read, ‘’The Lagos State Government has announced that all public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State remain closed indefinitely due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.’’

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This online news platform recalls that the Lagos State Government, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, about two weeks ago, directed the indefinite shutdown of all public and private schools, as part of the state’s public health directives to prepare the state for the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor also directed all public servants from grade level 14 and below, except emergency workers and first responders, to work from home for 2 weeks in the first instance.

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