Lagos govt releases schools resumption guidelines

The Lagos State Government has announced the resumption guidelines for the 2021/2022 academic session for public and private schools across the State. The guidelines were contained in a statement issued on Monday, September 6, by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo.

The statement stated that all schools are expected to resume on Monday, 13th September 2021, while students of Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will be required to resume in batches from Sunday 19th September 2021.

The statement reads in part;

Boarders in Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, as well as SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 class are expected to resume on Sunday 19th September 2021. The revision for the classes will run from 20th to 26th September while promotion examination to SS3 class will start from 27th September to 8th October, 2021”

Newly admitted JS1 students into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, 2nd October 2021 for a one-week orientation programme to intimate them on secondary school structure and modalities.

The statement added that returning students in JS2, JS3, SS1, and the newly transited SS2 in the various Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, 9th October 2021, while classes for the students will commence on Monday, 11th October 2021.

It further explains that the adoption of staggered resumption for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools was due to the presence of 2020/2021 SS3 students currently writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to end on the 6th of October, 2021, adding that another reason is that the schools cannot accommodate seven sets at once in the boarding system.

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