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Lagos recruits 3,000 teachers, hints on consideration for schools reopening

By Amidu Arije

The Lagos State government has announced that the state has recruited no fewer than 3,000 teachers in the last one year.

The recruitment, Commisioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said is meant to boost teaching and address dearth of teachers in the public and primary schools across the state.

Mrs Adefisayo while speaking at the annual ministerial press briefing of the ministry of education on Tuesday, also said the state government has procure over 70,000 furniture to be delivered to the various schools in the state.

The Commissioner also hinted that the state government is considering options of reopening of schools in the state.

Adefisayo said though the federal government has not declared any date for reopening of schools in the country, but the state is making efforts to ensure schools in the state are safe for reopening.

“Recall that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday said schools remain closed. I can’t give you a date when schools will resume in Lagos, but we are working with development partners and ministries of education across the country to come up with a series of protocols on how we will be able to manage when we open schools. So, we are working behind the scene; we have a paper on the protocols and we will start to share as the paper is finally approved in a few days’ time.

“There must be protocols that will address schools with large gatherings. There are many things we are thinking of; we are thinking about pupils not coming to school every day so that we will be able to spread the children across the whole school. Pupils don’t have to be in their class to learn; they can learn in a room with tables and chairs,” she said.

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