Lagos State Government bans Vacation classes for Students, pupils

In a move to stop the incessant cases of kidnap and rape cases across the state, the Lagos State Government has introduced safety measures during the current long vacation to forestall any possible case that may arise in public schools.

This was disclosed in a memo to all permanent secretaries, tutors-general of the six educational districts in the state, asked them to stop all forms of vacation teaching for rest of the year.

The government attributed the measure to ‘’present security situation and threats by kidnappers” in the state.

A reliable source at the Lagos state Ministry of Education, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the directive, yesterday. The source said: “The state government took the measure in order to find holistic solution to the recent cases of kidnapping and rape in public schools.

“To this end, government representatives will be meeting with stakeholders during the vacation period to deliberate and find a lasting solution to the ugly trend, especially with those schools in the riverine areas, once and for all.”

It was gathered that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed concern over the need to step up security around schools in the interest of the pupils. It will be recalled that Six Senior Secondary School students of Lagos State Model College, Igbo-Nla, in Epe area, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen 56 days ago are still being held.

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