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Lagos closes 10 schools for contravening COVID-19 lockdown



LAGOS state government has sealed 10 private schools for contravening the lockdown directives occasioned by COVID-19.

Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni made this known following the monitoring of lockdown directive by private schools across the state.

Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni noted that the exercise is to ensure total compliance with the COVID-19 regulations to avoid further spread of the deadly disease.

According to her, the team caught some schools holding lessons for their teeming students on the school premises.

She said: “No doubt, COVID-19 has had a negative effect on our schools but we want students to come out stronger and better.

”We want to make sure schools are closed. We also want to make sure schools are adhering to the closure directive since the number of COVID-19 infections has increased dramatically over time.”

She added, “This is a unique time in the entire world, therefore, it is only the living that learns.”

Ayeni also admonished parents to adopt the online schooling system for their children for now until normality is restored.

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