COVID-19: Lagos Govt Suspends Resumption Date for Schools Below Tertiary Level

File Photo of Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government Sunday night announced that all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state remain closed indefinitely due to the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The governor, in a statement by Lagos State Ministry of Education, noted that the latest directive makes it mandatory that all schools earlier scheduled to resume on January 4, 2021 must remain closed until a new resumption date is announced.

While assuring that a new date would be communicated in due course, the ministry urged parents and students to ensure strict adherence to guidelines issued by the Sanwo-Olu administration to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, including the wearing of face masks, physical distancing, washing of hands under running water and use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers.


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In a related development, the governor has extended the stay-at- home order for all Lagos State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below to January 18, 2021 to stem the tide of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was disclosed by Lagos State Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, who noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as First Responders.

He urged all public servants to stay safe and ensure continued adherence to all COVID-19 protocols in order to rid the state of the pandemic.


Muri-Okunola also urged all staff to join the virtual Y2021 First Work Day Prayer for all public servants in the state via Zoom platform with Meeting ID: 857 4418 2571; Password: 100200 from 7.45am on January 4, 2021.

While maintaining that the service would hold online due to the COVID-19, the Head of Service wished all staff a prosperous and fulfilling New Year.

Idowu Sowunmi