Lagos State government has on Monday evening ordered the closure of schools over the ongoing #ENDSARS protests across.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, gave the directive in a statement titled: “Lagos directs students to stay at home,” and issued by the Head of Public Affairs in the ministry, mr Kayode Abayomi.
She said the schools were shut down over tension generated by the protests against the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS.
Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo added that “the safety of the pupils/students, parents and staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.
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 utilise radio, television, and online media as they have been doing during and post COVID-19 lockdown.
According to her, a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.