Lagos State

Governor Sanwo-Olu Prohibits Private Schools In Lagos From Online Teaching

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu addressing a COVID-19 media briefing at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Private school owners have been warned by the Lagos State Government against resuming academic activities for the third term of the 2019/2020 academic through online teaching.

Lagos State Education Commissioner Folasade Adefisayo on Sunday declared that all schools in the state remained closed and not yet opened for the third term.

According to her: “Resumption by private schools is a strategy for ensuring that students continue to learn while the school calendar continues as planned.

“The third term resumption remains postponed until directives to the contrary.

“However, the state will continue to offer free teaching on various media, especially radio and television.

“The State is presently on lockdown imposed by the Federal Government over the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Most schools are charging for this online service; often at a discount on existing tuition fees while some schools are charging full fees.

“Parents are concerned about the cost of this programme, ranging from fees charged by schools to cost of data and devices as well as the cost of fuelling generators to ensure steady electricity power supply.

“Parents also have to supervise online teachings to guard against the exposure of children to pornography, in addition to online harassment and bullying.”