Lagos Govt Announces School Resumption Dates

Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has announced staggering resumption for schools and guidelines for the Y2021/2022 academic session for public and private schools across the State.

This was contained in a release issued on Monday by the State Ministry of Education.

The state’s Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, stated that all schools are expected to resume on Monday, September 13, 2021, while students of Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will be required to resume in batches from Sunday, September 19, 2021.

“Boarding students in Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, as well as SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 class are expected to resume on Sunday 19th September 2021. The revision for the classes will run from 20th to 26th September while promotion examination to SS3 class will start from 27th September to 8th October 2021,” she said.

Adefisayo further noted that “the newly admitted JS1 students into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, 2nd October 2021 for a one-week orientation programme to intimate them on secondary school structure and modalities.

“Other returning students in JS2, JS3, SS1 and the newly transited SS2 in the various Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, 9th October 2021, while classes for the students will commence on Monday, 11th October 2021.”

She also noted that the adoption of staggered resumption for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools was due to the presence of Y2020/2021 SS3 students currently writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scheduled to end on the 6th of October, 2021, adding that another reason is that the schools cannot accommodate seven sets at once in the boarding system.

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