Lagos schools now to resume October 8


Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has directed that all learning and teaching activities in Lagos Schools be suspended until Wednesday, October 8, for the new academic session.

Governor Fashola gave the directive on Sunday in Lagos at an interactive session with Principals, Vice Principals, Head Teachers and Assistant Head Teachers of public secondary and primary schools in the state.

He noted that the additional two weeks of holiday will allow the state government to further put in place all necessary precautionary measures against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos state schools.

Fashola who commended the concern, commitment and dedication of Lagos teachers to their work and concern against the spread of the EVD explained that there are no sides to the issue of containing the spread of the Virus in state as both the government and the teachers are on the same side.

The Governor however emphasized the need for everyone to rededicate themselves to good personal and environmental hygiene particularly hand washing techniques adding that the need to do so cannot be over emphasized now since such acts can help in the eradicate the Virus in our state.

He explained that all public schools in the state will be connected to the Lagos State Water Corporation in order to ensure that they have potable water in the Schools and that each floor of public school have hand washing bucket in order to ensure effective hand washing among the students and pupils of public schools.

Earlier, the State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Comrade Adesegun Raheem commended the State government for controlling and combating the Virus adding that if other countries have shown the same commitment and dedication shown by the state government in the fight against the Virus, the Ebola issue would have been a thing of the past now.

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