The Lagos State Ministry of Education has urged school administrators in all public and private schools in Lagos State to step up safety measures.
The Commissioner for Education Mrs Folasade Adefisayo made this appeal while welcoming students, teachers and school administrators to the beginning of a New Year and Second Term of 2021/2022 school session in Lagos State.
She directed school administrators to ensure exposure of students to danger within the school premises are neutralized while identified possible dangers outside the walls of the schools are escalated to appropriate state safety and enforcement agencies through prescribed channels.
Adefisayo reiterated her charge to school administrators “devise appropriate strategies to advance teacher/student interaction in order to gain an insight and expose negative tendencies before they metamorphosed into unfortunate situations.”
She further directed that adequate monitoring, especially as it affects boarding school students should be enforced to prevent the incidence of bullying and all other vices.
The Commissioner re-echoed the warning of the Governor of Lagos State Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu that “bullying, cultism and other vices will not be tolerated in Lagos Schools.”
She admonished school administrators to increase the counselling of students against these vices.
All public and private schools in Lagos State are expected to resume for the 2nd term of the 2021/2022 session on Tuesday 4 January.
Students in boarding schools are expected back in the hostel by Monday 3 January 2022.