The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance has condemned the act of inviting students to school by owners of private schools against the directive of the Lagos State Government to shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In a statement released from the office of the Director General of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, private schools are strongly warned to desist from reopening of schools under whatever guise thereby exposing pupils to infections and dangers of COVID-19.
She said following the Federal Government directive on closure of schools, the office of Education Quality Assurance Monitoring and Investigation team embarked on compliance monitoring exercise across the state simultaneously to ensure that schools adhere strictly to the directive. Seriki-Ayeni said central to the monitoring exercise is the safety of all learners, teachers and the general public. She also stated that Lagos State has witnessed total compliance rate except for few schools who are doing all they could to beat government scrutiny without concern for the health and safety of learners.