Lagos govt threatens to sanction teachers engaging in ‘extra Lessons’ - Watchtower media

Lagos govt threatens to sanction teachers engaging in ‘extra Lessons’
The Lagos State Government strongly advised against teachers and schools extending official school hours for extra lessons that students pay for.

Jamiu Tolani Alli-Balogun, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, delivered this caution while inaugurating a block of classrooms and furniture at the Amuwo-Odofin Junior High School Complex, donated to the state by Grimaldi Group and Ports & Terminal Multiservices Ltd.
Alli-Balogun stressed that the extra hour after official closing time should be used for extra-curricular activities, geared towards promoting students’ overall development.

He encouraged students to participate in various social activities and clubs such as the Red Cross, Red Crescent, Boys Scouts, Boys/Girls Brigade, the STEM Club, Writing and Debate Club, among others.

Alli-Balogun expressed disapproval of the common practice where the initial lesson in many public schools in the state is often compromised, warning of severe repercussions for teachers neglecting their responsibilities.

"Do your job within the correct timing from 8 am to 2 pm, and utilize the extra hour for reading or extracurricular activities.

"We will not tolerate the use of that time for paid extra lessons in our schools anymore.

"Education is provided free of charge in Lagos State, and no one should be charging any fees for anything," the commissioner emphasized.

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