The Lagos State Government has said it will suspend some of the regular activities in schools in the state as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This was said by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, during a visit to some schools in the state to sensitize them on COVID-19. Adefisayo who spoke to newsmen said activities like morning assembly and sports will be suspended for now.
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.”
The Commissioner who visited the schools with a quality assurance team promised that the visit will be on a regular basis.
She said, “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
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.”