The Lagos State Government has on Tuesday, January 26, issued a firm warning that premises of public schools in the state would no longer be used for hosting social functions and any other party whatsoever.
The government also sent warnings to owners of private schools across the state to comply with rules and regulations guiding their operations.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said this while briefing journalists on the strategic focus of the state government on education this year, adding that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had directed that schools should no longer be used for social functions.
She said: “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”.
The deputy governor, who doubles as the Commissioner for Education, also said the state government was beaming its searchlight on the standard of education in the private schools, warning that the days of business as usual have passed.
As a first step, Adebule said government will engage with private school owners and proprietors to intimate them on the action plan of the present administration towards improving the standard of education, saying although government is willing to partner with private schools, “they must also be willing to adhere strictly to the acceptable standard”.