LASG Refutes Claim Regarding Opening of Schools

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 03

Mr. Kayode Abayomi, the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education has debunked a social media report on resumption of schools for third term.

 “The Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education has stipulated a set of guidelines for the commencement of school activities” the report averred.

Abayomi, however, has rebutted this claim, stating it did not come from the State Ministry of Education and no position of ”Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” exists in the ministry.

“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 in spite 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 said.

He explained that the recent circular issued by Lagos State charging 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.

Speaking on the media post regarding the ban of online teaching by private schools, he said “The present administration is not against the online teaching initiative adopted by most private schools in the state but, the internet-based teaching and learning does not imply a resumption of the Third Term Session,”

He also maintained that the state government, through the State Ministry of Education, will continue to provide offer free educational services for school children across various platforms such as radio and television

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