Lagos State government has reportedly sealed-off some private schools in the state for violating the lockdown rules put in place to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.
The report had it that ten private schools have been put under lock by the Lagos government for allegedly defying the school closure order.
Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance revealed, following the Lagos State massive monitoring of private schools by the state Monitoring and Investigation team.
Ayeni disclosed that the team which she led had visited a large number of private schools across the state to ensure total compliance with the COVID-19 regulations to avoid further spread of the deadly disease.
Some schools were saidto be violating the order and have since sealed them off.
She noted that the schools were caught holding lessons for their teeming students in the school premises, going against the state government’s order.
No doubt, COVID-19 has had a negative effect on our schools but we want students to come out stronger and better. We want to make sure schools are closed. We also want to make sure schools are adhering to the closure directive since the number of COVID-19 infections has increased dramatically over time. On the field,” said Ayeni.
The Director-General urged parents and school owners, to ensure strict compliance with the directive of the Lagos State Government to protect the lives of the children. Also, she encourages citizens to promote the habit of washing hands with soap, wearing of masks in public places and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.