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General News of Thursday, 28 October 2021


Lagos to shutdown schools next week

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced a 1-week mid-term break for both private and public nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state.

This was revealed in a statement by the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Abiola Seriki-Ayeni.

The purpose of the break is to enhance teachers’ skills for modern teaching techniques towards meeting the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools are to resume on Monday, November 8, for normal classes “based on the 2021/2022 harmonised school calendar released by the state government.”

Mrs Seriki-Ayeni encouraged the school administrators and leaders in the state to ensure strict compliance with the government’s directive for a hitch-free mid-term break.

She said: “They should also ensure that the teachers are professionally enriched to enhance improved staff performance, effectiveness and efficiency as training and retraining is key to professional development in the 21st century.

“They should use the opportunity to further put in place COVID-19 safety and precautionary protocols as prescribed by the state government for students’ wellness.”.