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Lagos dismisses claims on schools’ resumption for third term

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State

The Lagos State government has dismissed a report on the resumption of schools for third term activities.
A statement by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr. Kayode Abayomi, dismissed the report that alleged that a decision had been reached with an unnamed “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” regarding a new set of guidelines for schools’ resumption in the state.
Abayomi, who denied another media report alleging that the state government had banned private schools from online teaching, said there was no designation as “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” in the ministry as contained in the social media post.
He added: “The issue of new guidelines for post-COVID-19 lockdown resumption is already under review by the state government and will be circulated after its conclusion.
“No school in the state is permitted to resume or re-open for Third Term Session till further directive to the contrary is issued by the state government.
“Schools would not resume despite the announcements on the gradual easing of existing lockdown in Lagos State and the re-opening of all government offices and establishments from Monday, May 4, 2020.”
He disclosed that the recent Lagos State Head of Service Circular, which enjoined all officers on Grade Level 13 and above to resume duty, was also applicable to teachers in all public schools, subject to the Education Districts’ Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary’s Flexible Work Rosters for officers.

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