The Lagos State Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, has spoken of government’s plans to give palliatives to proprietors of private schools and their teachers.
She spoke of the initiative after monitoring the distribution of food rations to some families under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, last Friday.
When asked what the government was doing to support private school teachers who have been hard hit by the COVID-19 lockdown of schools, Mrs. Adefisayo told journalists that the government was working out modalities to ensure the palliatives get to the teachers.
She said: “We are working on their palliative. The problem is their diffusion. They are so many; who do we give the palliative for the teachers to? If we give them to the school owners, we must have a method of ensuring that it gets to them. The palliative is for the proprietors and the staff.”
Mrs. Adefisayo did not give a date for the distribution but said it would be soon.