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COVID-19: Lagos launches N5bn support fund for private schools

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Lagos State Government has launched a N5bn support fund to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on low-cost private schools, as educational sector is one of those severely impacted by the pandemic, while schools and vocational learning-centres shut since March.

The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Friday, he said this facility will benefit 2000 low-cost schools with amounts ranging from N500,000 to N5million, adding that his administration is obligated to provide interventions that would enable learners in schools study in line with the new normal.

According to the Governor, “With access to funding for privately owned schools and vocational training centres in the state, we are confident that this programme, under the partnership between First Bank and Lagos State Educational Trust Fund (LSETF) will help accelerate a sustainable return to learning and skills acquisition”, he said.


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