Information reaching 9ja news says that the Lagos State Ministry of Education has released the approved Lagos State School calendar for the year 2020/2021 session.
According to the time table, public and private schools below tertiary level will resume First Term academic activities on Monday, 21st September, 2020 and end on Friday, 18th December, 2020, Second Term starts on Monday, 4th January, 2021 and runs until Friday, 16th April, 2021, while students will resume for Third Term on Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 and close on Friday, 6th August, 2021.
Public and private schools in the state have been enjoined to adhere strictly to the harmonised school calender. The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni also urged school leaders to have qualitative health and safety plans that will help protect students, teachers and workers as schools reopen.
Speaking further, she advised schools to have flexible teaching and learning plans, where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms.
Seriki-Ayeni advised that “teachers, students and visitors must wear facemasks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regularly handwashing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises”.
The Director-General emphasised that schools must have an isolation/holding bay to care for medical emergencies in case pupils show symptoms such as cough, headache, catarrh, difficulty in breathing, sneezing and fever.
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