The Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, has challenged parents to maximize the opportunity of the present statewide closure of schools to bond with their children, monitor them closely and discover their inherent abilities that would benefit the youths and the society at large.
Alawiye-King, who gave the advice during a Radio programme monitored in Lagos, opined that parents should positively impact the lives of their wards during this unusual period.
He maintained that as much as the government is making efforts to ensure that learning continues, via various platforms, in spite of the lockdown, major responsibilities still rest on parents to make the government’s initiatives achieve the desired outcome.
The LASUBEB Chairman said: “The decision to keep the schools shut in spite of the gradual easing of the lockdown order was in the best interest of the children who may be disproportionately affected by measures that were taken to prevent the outbreak”.
Speaking on the fate of pupils who couldn’t complete their second term examinations before the closure of schools, the Chairman stated that the exams could be conducted as soon as normalcy returns, saying protection of human lives is more essential now.
He assured Lagosians that as soon as there is a noticeable decline in the spread of the pandemic and a pronouncement is made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, schools will be reopened and academic activities would resume in a methodical manner.
On the measures put in place to ensure that learning continues in spite of the lockdown, Alawiye-King informed that the Lagos SUBEB decided to expand the scope of its already existing interactive radio programmes to meet the specific demands of the present situation.
He disclosed that plans are being perfected to make the radio programme ‘Live’ in order to make it more interactive.