The Lagos State Government will not hold its annual holiday special teaching this year.
The teaching tagged, ‘Science Vacation Course for Secondary School Students,’ and scheduled to hold between July 24 and August 25, 2017, is meant to boost pupils’ interest in science courses.
The government in a memo to all the permanent secretaries in the six educational districts in the state blamed “security situation” and “threats by kidnappers” for the decision. It was gathered that the state government also based its decision on the fact that the six kidnapped pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, are yet to be freed.
The pupils were kidnapped on Thursday, the twenty-fifth of May 25, after the kidnappers broke into the school’s hostel. The kidnappers had last Sunday promised to release the children, but had yet to do so after 54 days in captivity.
In the memo sighted on Monday and signed by a director in the state Ministry of Education, the government also said its officials would move round the designated centres to make sure that none of them open for the course.