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BREAKING: Public, private schools remain closed – Lagos

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The Lagos State Government has announced that private and public schools remain closed in the state .
The Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso , announced this on Sunday .
He had earlier tweeted that only public schools remained closed in the state before giving an update that the extended closure includes private schools .
Omotoso also announced that curfew time had been reviewed in the state .
He said, “ The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed . Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses .
“ All schools remain shut till further notice .
When contacted on the telephone , the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education , Kayode Abayomi, added, “ Yes, all schools remain closed . That is the latest update from the governor .”
Earlier on Sunday , the National Association of Private Schools in Lagos State informed its members that they can reopen from Monday , October 26 , 2020 .
This was contained in a statement by the President , NAPPS Lagos State , Amusa Olawale , titled reopening of schools after # EndSARS protests ’.
The statement read, “ It is a pleasure to inform you that our Hon . Commissioner has given approval to the resumption of schools on Monday , October 26 , 2020 .
“ Members are to abide by the curfew requirements and any other directives of Lagos State Governor relating curfew and # ENDSARS protests .
“ We must equally study security situations in areas where we operate , be sensitive to any sign of disturbance , and adhere strictly to COVID -19 Protocols .
“ To justify the kind gestures of the Commissioner, we must pay attention to the safety of our learners , staff, and parents of our schools . ”
The Lagos State Government had ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely last Monday .
Adefisayo said schools were shut down over “ tension generated by the anti -SARS protests . ”
The PUNCH reports that academic activities were affected in some schools in the state on Monday as protests against police brutality and bad governance continue .
The PUNCH gathered that many students and teachers encountered difficulty in getting to schools in the state last Monday

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