- Some schools in Lagos were given an impromptu visitation by a state government team on Monday, January 18
- The aim of the team is to monitor compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols
- Folashade Adefisayo, the state's commissioner for education, is the leader of the team
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In a bid to ensure strict compliance among schools in Lagos, the state government's commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo, on Monday, January 18, paid some secondary institutions an unannounced visit.
The state, in compliance with the federal government's directive recently ordered the resumption of schools.
However, there are reports that some schools have achieved only partial adherence to the safety protocols to stop the spread of the second wave of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Lagos state government had announced that the second term for the 2020/2021 academic calendar would run for 61 days due to the daily spike in the number of COVID-19 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 had 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 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 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.
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