Lagos issues position on reopening of private schools in the State

The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has warned that schools defying the directive of the Federal and State Governments on closure would be sanctioned.

The Director-General, OEQA, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement on Monday, condemned the action of some private primary and secondary school owners inviting students to school despite the government’s directives to close schools.

Seriki-Ayeni warned owners and administrators of such schools to desist from reopening, as any school caught defying the directive on closure would be sanctioned.

According to her, the Office Monitoring and Investigation team would embark on monitoring exercises across the State in order to ensure compliance.

She further explained that it is to ensure that schools adhere to the safety directives issued by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

She also said that the safety of all children, teachers, and the general public was a priority, adding that reopening of schools now could jeopardize the health and future of innocent children.

However, she noted that the general public would be told when it was right and safe for students to return to school.

She appealed to the public or anyone with useful information on such defiant schools to contact the office through its official emails: info@oeqalagos.com or report@oeqalagos.com, NAN reports.

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