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Coronavirus: Public, Private Schools Shut In Lagos

IKEJA, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA - The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo has announced that students and pupils of all public and private schools in the state are now to stay at home.

This is because schools across the state would be shut from Monday, March  23, 2020.

This, according to Folashade Adefisayo is part of the preventive measures being put in place by the state government against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking in a statement, the Education Commissioner explained that the measure became inevitable to prevent the children and their teachers from becoming more vulnerable to the pandemic.

According to Folashade Adefisayo: “It was important for parents to ensure 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, 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 call emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.”

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