Morning Assembly, Sporting Activities In Lagos Schools Suspended

Richard Ginika Izuora

Lagos State Government has suspended some of the regular activities in schools in the state as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, said this during her visit to some schools in the state to sensitise them on COVID-19 on Monday.

Adefisayo, who said this while speaking with journalists, hinted that activities like morning assembly and sports would be suspended for now.

The Commissioner who visited the schools with a quality assurance team, promised that the visit would be on a regular basis.

She said, “There are some routines that will ensure that we are able to keep children away from each other. For one, no sports day, which is a pity because school is all about relationship. No assembly so that we don’t all come into one place.

“That means we are not going to leave the schools alone. We are going to keep coming around, holding meetings, talking to them and encouraging them.”

On the issue of face masks, Adefisayo admitted that they are uncomfortable but advised the students to keep wearing one to protect themselves from the virus.

She said, “I know they find it uncomfortable. I keep asking, isn’t it better to be uncomfortable and alive? So, let’s cope with the discomfort. We have to keep on re-enforcing the message, insisting that no mask, no entry.”

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