Xmas: Lagos orders public, private schools to end academic term on Friday

Xmas: Lagos orders public, private schools to end academic term on Friday

- Ahead of the Xmas, the Lagos government has issued a fresh directive to all schools in the state

- All the government and private-owned schools have been told to end the first academic term

- The schools have, however, been mandated to resume on Monday, January 4, in compliance with the 2020/2021 calender

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Lagos governmen has directed all the private and government-owned schools in the state to vacate and end "the 2020/2021 first term academic session."

This is contained in a statement released on Thursday, December 17, signed by Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the director-general of office of education quality assurance in the state's Ministry of Education.

The purpose of the directive, according to the statement, is to allow the students "to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday," The Punch reports.

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Xmas: Lagos orders public, private schools to end term on Friday
Lagos government has ordered that all public, private schools should end the academic term on Friday, December 18. Credit: @Jidesanwoolu
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Meanwhile, in compliance with the state's academic calendar, the schools have also been mandated to resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Part of the statement read:

"The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate 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. Schools are to resume back on Monday 4th January, 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar."

Katsina closes schools

Following the abduction in Kankara, all boarding secondary schools in Katsina state have been closed for security reason.

Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, gave the directive for the closure of the schools on Saturday, December 12.

According to him:

“The situation goes beyond one’s thinking. It’s a sad moment for Katsina, I am assuring parents of the missing students we will do anything humanly possible to rescue the children, it’s our responsibility to protect lives and properties."

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Kaduna announces schools closure

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Although the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, attributed the closure of all public and private schools to the rising case of COVID-19, the recent abduction has unarguably raised fear among neighbouring states to Katsina.

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