The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, has disclosed that the state government is working out modalities for the resumption of schools after the ongoing lockdown of some sectors in the state occasioned by the COVID-19(Coronavirus) pandemic.
The Commissioner for Education, made this known while explaining government’s plans for education at an online show.
According to the Commissioner, the government had already started meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education to design guidelines that would be adopted before students could return to their classrooms.
She said: “This is not a decision that any state can unilaterally take on its own. If we are certain that the children are safe, we will reopen the schools for learning to resume.’’
Mrs. Adefisayo further disclosed that the commission is working with the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on the guidelines that could be adopted for the opening of schools.
“We are already working with the Federal Ministry of Education and they are working with National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on the guidelines that could be adopted when the need arises for the schools to reopen.’’ she said
The Online show was moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Isreal, to keep the public abreast of the administration’s activities in the last one year.