Lagos State government yesterday, Tuesday 26th January made it public that parties and social functions are no longer allowed in public schools and this new development applies to private schools as proprietors of private schools in the state have been charged to comply with the new development.
Dr. Mrs Idiat Oluranti Adebule, the Deputy Governor of the state, while having a media chat recently made this known as she was talking about the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration’s strategic focus on education this year.
“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.
Mrs Adebule who is also in charge of the state’s ministry of education, sent out a stern warning to Private schools that don’t operate at a standard level, saying it won’t be business as usual for them.
She also revealed the government will have a round table discussion with the private school owners so as to discuss their action plan for improving the current standards of education.
“Much as private schools are partners in the sector, we would not fold our hands and watch the standard flopped. Some schools even operate without registering with the government. We want to urge such schools to do the right thing or government will have no choice but to do what it has to do,” said Dr Mrs Adebule.