The Lagos State government has directed all primary and secondary schools across the state to be closed from Tuesday, October 20.
The directive, according to the statement issued by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, is for both the public and private schools.
The statement, which was signed on behalf of the commissioner by the education ministry’s spokesman, Kayode Abayomi, noted that the new development is in response to the escalating protests against police brutality in the state.
According to the state, the safety of the pupils and their teachers is paramount and so deserves priority.
“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.”
Adding that a new date for resumption of all classes will be announced as soon as appropriate.