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89% of schools complied with Jan 4 resumption – Lagos

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The Lagos State Government has said about 89 per cent of schools in the state complied with the directive to resume on January 4, 2022.

The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said this in a statement on Monday.

She said, “640 out of the 720 schools visited by the OEQA complied with January 4, 2022, resumption date set by the Lagos State Government, signifying a compliance rate of about 89 per cent.

“While it is commendable that the schools adhered to the state’s resumption date, it is unfortunate that about 80 schools failed to comply. We have issued letters and placed stickers of non-compliance on the gates of these schools that disobeyed the directive.”

Seriki-Ayeni added that the government would not shut down any school that failed to comply with the directive.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Government has not and will not shut down any school, as it would be counter-productive to learning.

“Just like we have always done in the past, the state government expects compliance and will continue to dialogue with all schools on matters relating to the progress of education in the state,” she said.

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