The Lagos State Government on Sunday noted that a new date for the resumption of public and private primary and secondary school in the state would be announced soon.
The development was disclosed by the Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi.
Abayomi in the statement released on Sunday stated that schools in the state will not resume on Monday, January 4, 2021, as earlier announced.
According to him, the second wave of COVID-19 would be a major determinant for the reopening of schools in the state.
He said, “Please, recall that the Ministry of Education earlier announced 4th of January as resumption date for the second term 2020/2021 academic session, but this has since been overtaken by the turn of events due to the recent waves of Covid-19 pandemic.
“As a result of the spike in Coronavirus pandemic, Mr Governor announced the indefinite closure of all schools. To this end, kindly be informed that a new date of resumption will be announced as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, the state government has directed all civil servants from Grade Level 14 and below not to resume work at the office until January 18, 2021.