The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on wednesday gave reasons why the schools in Lagos State, including the tertiary institutions cannot open despite the gradual ease of the lockdown.
According to the Governor of the state which is the epicenter of the pandemic, he noted that all schools will not be allowed to reopen because of the increasing cases of corona virus in the state.
Speaking barely two weeks after disclosing that guidelines for the reopening schools would be made public, Sanwo-Olu gave his reasons.
While addressing the 15th press briefing which was held at the State House in Marina to give updates on Lagos COVID-19 response, the Governor disclosed that the guidelines for reopening schools were not ready.
He said, “Regarding the educational sector, I did mention that by now, we will be expressing a full guideline. Those guidelines are not ready yet because of the engagements we are having with the various stakeholders in that sector. But we will need to continue to encourage the online learning that we have.
“That has started extensively with our higher institutions. We are encouraging other private sectors as well to use as much online capability as a form of intervention in the educational sector until the statistics that we have subsided and we are at a stage that all of these schools can reopen again.”