The Lagos State Government announced the commencement 24-hour security in public schools across the state.
Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, also the Commissioner for Education, disclosed this at a meeting with the Head Teachers of primary schools and Principals of secondary schools in the state.
”Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the deployment of officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as day and night guards in our schools.
”And since the Federal Government has approved arms-bearing for officers of NSCDC, they will be complementing the police and other security agencies in tackling insecurity in our public schools, especially the schools located in the riverine and coastal areas.
”The government has also completed the construction of a watchtower with alarm systems at the Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe.
”Two Hilux vehicles have been deployed to the police by the Ministry of Education for regular and effective patrol in Epe and Badagry areas. More will still be deployed to other areas.
”These are the various strategies the state government has been putting in place to ensure that our schools are ready and safe for resumption on Monday, September 11,” she said.
Adebule disclosed that renovation works and provision of benches and desks had been completed in some schools, while works were still ongoing in some others.