The Lagos state Government has directed public and private schools in the state to close for the year on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 and resume back Monday Jan. 4, 2021.
This was made in a statement released by the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni.
The statement reads that the 2020/2021 First (1st) term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020.
Therefore, all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state are to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday on that day.
That Schools are to resume back on Monday Jan. 4, 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar.
It is important to note that boarders are to resume on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 while academic activities commences immediately.
According to the statement, all schools must ensure that they submit their safety plans on the Office of Education Quality Assurance website: www.oeqalagos.com.
The plans which include operational, academic, health and safety, data and communication plans are to be uploaded on the website to complete the online registration process.
Parents are advised to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols at home while all school proprietors and school administrators are enjoined to also ensure compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols.