The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the immediate closure of private and public schools in the state.
The statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi is on the heels of the growing tension caused by the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protests.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive Monday, said the safety of pupils, students, parents and staff working in schools is uppermost at this challenging time.
She, however, advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society.
The Commissioner also encouraged schools to utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Adefisayo, a new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.