Lagos shuts down public and private schools over street protests – Oyo tell students to stay at home
The Lagos State Government has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home until further notice over the tension generated by the anti-police brutality protests.
Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive Monday, said the safety of the pupils and students, parents and all 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 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.
Adefisayo stated that a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.
Governor Babajide Sanwoolu had pleaded with the protesters to leave the road and dialogue to no avail.
Meanwhile Oyo State too has ordered all students in public and private schools to stay at home until further notice because of the EndSARS protests.
The Sango – Polytechnic road in Ibadan was shut down by protesters on Monday.