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EndSARS Protest: LASG Contemplates Closure of Schools

Written by Akeem Alao

The Lagos State Government has announced plan to close schools, following the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.

This was announced by Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, on Monday October 19, 2020.

Abayomi stated that academic activities were affected in some schools in the state as protests against police brutality and bad governance continue.

Abayomi added that the Ministry of Education is awaiting a directive from the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order the schools’ closure.

“We are considering the option of asking the students to stay at home, for now, pending when the protests will be over.

“It is at the consideration level. We are waiting for the governor’s directive in that aspect. As soon as we get the directive to go ahead, we (can) then ask them to stay at home for now,” he said.

Source: Punch Newspaper

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Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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