The Lagos State government has directed all primary and secondary schools across the state to be closed from today due to the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
Nigerians are protesting in numbers against police brutality and abuse of their human rights by the law enforcement agency.
This was made known in a statement issued by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, who stated that the directive is for both the public and private schools.
The statement, which was signed on behalf of the commissioner by the education ministry’s spokesman, Kayode Abayomi, noted that the new development is in response to the escalating protests against police brutality in the state.
According to the state, the safety of the pupils and their teachers is paramount and so deserves priority.
Mr. Abayomi wrote;
“She however advised 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 commissioner also encouraged schools to utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television, and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown.”
He said a new date for resumption of all classes will be announced as soon as appropriate.