After Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently had made announcement that all Lagos owned tertiary institutions and secondary as well as primary schools in the state should resume September 14 and 21,2020, respectively, some school principals in private schools have begun to react to government directives.
Some school principals who spoke to our correspondent said the decision of state government to reopen the schools in the state is a welcome development.
In a chat with former principal of Fountain of Hope Group of Schools located at Ipaja, Alimosho,Mr John Osikoya commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for taking a bold step to announce the date for school resumption in Lagos after six months of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic disease.
“Honestly this is a good news for all the school owners, principals, teachers, students even the parents.
I think the government has taken a good decision which I believe other states including federal should emulate, “said Osikoya who urged the school owners to put facilities in place to curb the spread of deadly disease among the students.
In his own remark, Principal of Sound Foundation school located at Ejigbo, Mr Alayande Amos expressed delight that government has officially fixed a date for school resumption.
He said it is left for all the private and public schools to put facilities in place in readiness for resumption.
He urged the school owners to follow the public health protocols safety in compliance with federal government directives.
“I think the school owners and other concern educationists should by now begin to put all necessary facilities in place so that when the students resume, there would not be problems”, he said.
Amos however called on Lagos state government to support private schools in area of logistics and financial resources so that some schools that cannot meet the Covid-19 guidelines and safety protocols can be assisted by the state government.
While Mr Peter Alfa,the Principal of De-Estdot International School located in Alimosho said the news of resumption of school announced by the state government is a relief to the school owners and other stakeholders in the industry.
“I am happy that our children would return to school after staying at home for almost six months. The state government has done well in it’s decision and I think it is left for the stakeholders to manage the situation well when the students resume back to school”.
“In my school, we have put everything in place so there is no cause for worry because we have long time prepared for resumption,” he said.