The Lagos State Government has announced resumption guidelines for the 2021/2022 Academic Session for public and private schools across the State.
Schools are expected to resume on September 13, while for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools students are to resume in batches from September 19, 2021.
This was contained in a statement by Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr. Ganiu Lawal, yesterday in Lagos.
According to the statement, Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, explained that boarders in the Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools and SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 class would resume September 10.
“The revision for this class will run from Sept. 20 to September 26 while promotion examination to SS3 class will start from September 27 to October 8, 2021.
“The newly admitted JS1 students into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume October 2 for a one-week orientation program which will intimate them on the secondary school structure and modalities.”
She added that other returning students in JSS 2, JSS 3, SS1, and SS2 in the various Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on October 9, while classes for these set of students will begin on Monday, October 11, 2021.
The commissioner revealed 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).
She explained that the ongoing WASSCE will end on October 6, 2021, and the fact that these schools cannot accommodate seven sets in the boarding system.
Adefisayo, therefore, appealed to parents to abide by the new development for a smooth academic session and advised pupils/students to take their academics more seriously and devote more time to their studies.