Lagos state closes all schools indefinitely over coronavirus

The Lagos state government has announced the closing down of all public and private schools in the state starting from Monday, March 23, 2020.

The announcement was made late Wednesday night.

The Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo who made the statement, said that the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.

“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should be encouraged to remain at home.

“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” the statement said.

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This is coming few hours after the government suspended religious activities in the state.

The Lagos state government has announced the closing down of all public and private schools in the state starting from Monday, March 23, 2020.

The announcement was made late Wednesday night.

The Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo who made the statement, said that the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.

“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise social distancing while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should be encouraged to remain at home.

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“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease, which has become a global threat,” the statement said.

This is coming few hours after the government suspended religious activities in the state.

Kwara state also announced the indefinite closure of their public and private schools on Wednesday evening, while Niger State, Sokoto state, Zamfara state, Katsina state, Kebbi State, Kaduna state, Jigawa state and Kano state also agreed to close down their schools for a period of 30 days.

Updated: March 19, 2020 — 12:48 am

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Comrade Nnadi Goodluck

Comrade Nnadi Goodluck started writing since 2007. In 2016, he graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with a Degree in Educational Management and Policy/Health Education. He did his NYSC in Oyo state.

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