#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Government Shuts Schools

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

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the #EndSARS protests across the state.

The Sanwo-Olu administration issued the directive through Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, describing the safety of the pupils/students, parents, and all staff working in schools as paramount “at this critical period.”

The commissioner advised parents to keep an eye on their children 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 Sanwo-Olu administration also encouraged schools to utilise other means of distance teaching and learning such as radio, television, and online media as they did during and post-COVID-19 lockdown.

Adefisayo added that a new date of resumption for all classes would be announced as soon as possible.

Idowu Sowunmi