The Lagos State Government on Monday announced that it had banned visitors as well as food vendors from visiting or selling in school premises as exit classes students resumed for revision ahead of their examinations.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while briefing journalists during an inspection tour of some public and private Schools at Education District IV around Yaba, Surulere, and Apapa.
She noted that the measures were in line with the government’s commitment to reduce the risk of the disease to the barest minimum and expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the schools, adding that safety of students and teachers were of utmost importance to the state government
“The inspection tour will continue until all schools are covered. Any school accommodating other students apart from SS3 and TEC3 contrary to the state government’s directive at this period will face disciplinary action.
“The resumption became necessary for the students to write their WASSCE and we encouraged them to put in their best in the forthcoming exams taking place in two weeks’ time in a bid to come out successful.
“The teachers are enjoined to take care of themselves and also to take up the role of enforcement and compliance with the COVID-19 protocols by students. Parents and guardians are also to monitor the children, wards closely as their roles are germane and complimentary at this period,” she said.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Abosede Adelaja, added that the government had provided free face masks and sanitisers for all students, stressing that aside fumigating schools and ensuring a clean and conducive environment for learning, the government had also provided facilities such as wash hand basins and portable water.