The Lagos State government has sealed 10 private schools that flouted the closure directives of the federal and state governments in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and safety of students.
The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, disclosed this during a monitoring exercise to determine the level of compliance among private schools across the state metropolis.
She said that a large number of private schools visited were found to have complied while schools who failed to comply with the directives were sealed.
“The exercise will be continuous and encompassing, cutting across all the education districts,” she avowed.
Seriki-Ayeni further maintained that the aim of the exercise is to ensure full compliance with the directive, guarantee the safety of all learners and guide against the spread of the scourge.
Warning of the danger inherent in exposing and clustering students in a class in the name of education, the DG reiterated that any school that failed to comply with the closure directives will be sealed.
She, however, implored parents and guardians to embrace virtual schooling for their wards, advising them not to be found guilty of exposing their children to danger.Follow us on social media