Schools in Lagos to Observe 1-Week Break From November 1

Schools in Lagos to Observe 1-Week Break From November 1

  • Schools in Lagos state would observe a one-week break both private and public, nursery, primary and secondary schools
  • The mid-term break, according to state’s ministry of education, was to upgrade teachers’ skills to the modern teaching model
  • Meanwhile, the holiday would be observed from November 1 through November 5, as the students are expected to resume classes from November 8

Lagos- The Lagos State Government has approved a weeklong mid-term break for both private and public nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state between Monday and Friday next week, from Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 5.

A statement issued by the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), of the state’s ministry of education noted that the decision is aimed at enhancing the teachers’ skills for modern teaching techniques towards meeting the challenges imposed on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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A spokesperson for the OEQA, Emmanuel Olaniran, also confirmed the development to Premium Times, on the phone on Wednesday, October 28.

Lagos schools to observe 1-week break for teachers upskill
The break according to the state’s ministry of education was aimed at enhancing teachers’ skills for modern teaching techniques. Photo credit: The Lagos State Government
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According to the OEQA’s director general, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the schools are to resume on Monday, November 8, for normal classes “based on the 2021/2022 harmonised school calendar released by the state government.”

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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, a report by Vanguard also indicate.

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.”

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Seriki-Ayeni urged parents and guardians to engage their children and wards productively as well as spend meaningful time with them. She said doing so will boost a cordial relationship that will engender a peaceful society.

Nigerian governor questions artist over funny looking portrait, invites him

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, has reacted to a funny looking portrait of him drawn by a Nigerian comic artist, Osinowo Taiwo, popularly known as Bodataiye Oniyakuya.

Bodataiye Oniyakuya, @bodataiye_oniyakuya, with over 21,000 followers on Instagram, is known for drawing popular figures in funny ways. He described himself as a "funny drawing actor comedian".

Taking to his Instagram page, Taiwo posted a hilarious photo of Sanwo-Olu he drew alongside the official portrait of the Lagos governor.

Taking to the comment section of the artist’s Instagram page, Governor Sanwo-Olu reacted by jokingly questioning what the portrait looks like.

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Jubilation in Borno as Zulum approves N30K minimum wage for teachers

In another report, teachers in Borno are set to start receiving N30,000 as minimum wage following an approval by the state governor, Babagana Zulum.

Vanguard reports that the governor while inaugurating the reconstituted board of the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board said the teachers would soon begin to enjoy N30,000 as against the N11,000 currently being paid to them.

Zulum stated that the reconstution of the board became necessary afer the expiration of the past tenure served by former members of the UBE board.


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