The Lagos state government has directed all schools in the state to close immediately following the #EndSARS protest.
The directive was contained in a statement released on Monday October 19 by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.
Abayomi quoted the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”
Parts of the statement read;
“The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.
A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.
The safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.
Adefisayo urged parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society”.