As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government is shutting down all public and private schools from Monday, March 23, 2020.
According to a statement by Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo,
the move becomes necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic.
“It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene,” said the statement, which goes on to add that children should be encouraged to remain at home.
The closure, it explained, 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, Mr 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 call the emergency telephone numbers 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243 and 08023401214.