Due to the ongoing #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance in Lagos State and other parts of the country, the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, has said the state may ask students to “stay at home for now”.
This is as academic activities were affected in some schools in the state on Monday, October 19, 2020, as protests continue.
Abayomi told correspondents that the Ministry of Education is awaiting a directive from the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to order the schools’ closure.
He said, “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.”
Reports gathered that many students and teachers encountered difficulty in getting to schools in the state on Monday as some of the pupils and teachers trekked long distances to get to their respective schools.
This is as #EndSARS protesters mounted roadblocks in strategic locations in the state in a bid to express their displeasure.