To demonstrate its seriousness towards taming the spread of the dreaded pandemic corona virus infection, otherwise known as COVID-19 in the State, the Lagos State Government has announced the closure of all public and private schools in the State.
In a statement, released to the public, the Lagos State government, through the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo said the decision was taken in the interest of Lagosians.
Read the full statement below;
As part of the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is closing down all public and private schools beginning from Monday, 23rd March 2020′.
‘The move became necessary to prevent our children and their teachers from becoming more vulnerable to the pandemic.
It was important for parents to ensure that their children practice ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers 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 Incident Command Centre, headed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the Incident Commander, will continue to trace all contacts of the identified cases and encourage anyone who has information about suspected cases to report to the nearest hospital or the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.
MRS. FOLASHADE ADEFISAYO
COMMISSIONER FOR EDUCATION