Lagos Bans Use Of Public Schools For‘Owambe’, Others

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…Warns Against Flouting Order

Lagos State Government has banned the use of public schools for parties and social functions.
The ban is coming following the frequent use of public schools for parties and social functions at weekends, a situation that has led to the damage of school properties during these events
This is just as it directed owners of private schools in the state to comply with rules and regulations guiding the operation of private schools.
The ban was handed down through the Deputy Governor of the State, Idiat Oluranti Adebule,while briefing journalists on the strategic focus of the state government on education this year.
She added that the governor had directed that schools should no longer be used for social functions and parties henceforth.
“The governor has directed that schools will no longer be used for social activities any longer. We want to implore members of the public to report any school that violates this directive and we would ensure that defaulting schools are sanctioned accordingly.” she said
She stated that the state government was beaming its searchlight on the standard of education in the private schools in the state, warning that it would no longer be business as usual for such schools that refuse to operate in accordance with the rules.
Government she stated would engage with private school owners and proprietors to intimate them on the action plan of the present administration towards improving the standard of education.
The Deputy Governor added that though government was ready to collaborate with private schools, they must also be prepared and willing to adhere strictly to the acceptable best practices.