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Kidnap: Lagos Stops Summer Coaching

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Lagos State Government has ordered all public and private schools in the state not to engage in any form of holiday teaching during this period.

The government through the office of the Deputy Governor sent memo to the state Ministry of Education, all the six educational districts in the state, the permanent secretaries, and tutor general to stop all forms of vacation teaching.

This, according to the memo, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent is due to the menace of kidnapping and rape cases in Lagos schools in the recent time.

The government attributed the measure to ‘’present security situation and threats by kidnappers” in the state.

The memo revealed that government would use the holiday to meet with educational stakeholders and representatives to find a lasting solution to the threat by kidnappers and the danger of sexual abuse in schools.

It is almost two months now that six students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla Epe were kidnapped by unknown gunmen and they are yet to be rescued.

The state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has charged the state police command to rescue the children whose parents had protested to the state house twice.

It was learnt that the parents had since paid a ransom of N31 million to the abductors but the kidnappers had refused to release the pupils.

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