Lagos announces crucial updates on schools' resumption for second, third terms

Lagos announces crucial updates on schools' resumption for second, third terms

- Lagos government said the second term of the 2020/2021 calendar will end in April

- This means after resumption on January 18, schools will only run for two months due to COVID-19

- Meanwhile, the third term calendar has been scheduled to begin on May 4 and end in August

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Lagos state government has announced that the second term for the 2020/2021 academic calendar will run for 61 days due to the daily spike in the number of COVID-10 infections.

The new decision was issued on Sunday, January 17, with the Office of the Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) saying the second term will run from January 18 to April.

While mid-term break has been scheduled for March 4 and 5, the state government said there will also be two public holidays which are Good Friday on April 2 and Easter Monday on April 5, The Nation reports.

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Lagos announces crucial updates on schools' resumption for second, third terms
Lagos said schools will run their second term for two months amid COVID-19 scare. Credit: @followlasg
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Legit.ng recalls that the state on Friday, January 15, re-affirmed its earlier directive that all schools in the state, both public and private (below tertiary level), should resume on Monday, January 18, for the second term 2020/2021 academic session.

Kayode Abayomi, the head of public affairs in the state's ministry of education, said in a statement that the affirmation was made by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo.

In a subsequent development, Lagos government said resumption for the third term has been scheduled for May 4, while the term is to terminate on August 6.

Schools have been urged to take all the necessary safety protocols against COVID-19 with seriousness.

Lagos recorded 901 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday in what brought the total number of the state's cases to 40,624.

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Meanwhile, Edo has made a U-turn on the full reopening of schools, with the state government announcing that schools will no longer reopen on Monday, January 18, for the second term of 2020/2021 academic session.

The new development was announced on Friday, January 15, by Governor Godwin Obaseki in a tweet on his official Twitter handle.

According to the governor, the subsisting curfew imposed on the state by the government has been reviewed to 10pm - 5am daily to avoid the spread of the deadly virus.

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