#Ebola scare: Lagos state moves resumption date for schools to October 8th, 2014


Fashola-BR-780x518 #Ebola scare: Lagos moves resumption date for schools Lagos state has moved forward the resumption date for private and government-owned schools in the state. The state governor, Babatunde Fashola, has approved October 8, as the new resumption date for schools.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum held on Sunday at Lagos Television Blue Roof, Agindigbi, Ikeja, the Fashola explained that the reason why the date is moved, is to allow for adequate distribution of Ebola preventive materials across the state. “Considering the current report, it is clear that the risk of infection with the EVD in the state has been significantly reduced.

“Health professionals working on the outbreak are also in agreement that there was no reason why schools should be closed beyond September 22,” the government had said in a press release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Mr. Lateef Raji. However, considering the importance of adequate distribution of Ebola preventive materials in schools across the state, the state government decided to extend the resumption date earlier announced by two weeks. The federal government had earlier directed schools to resume on September 22, with strong claims that the Ebola virus had been contained; a claim which was agreed to by the Lagos State government.

The forum was attended by headteachers and principals of schools in the state

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