The Lagos State Government has directed all public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday, December 18.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni said the public and private schools to close for the first term academic session on Friday fro Christmas and New Year vacation.
“The 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020,” she said.
“The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday 18th December, 2020..
“Therefore, all public and private schools below the tertiary level in the state are to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday on that day. Schools are to resume back on Monday 4th January 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar.
“It is important to note that boarders are to resume on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 while academic activities commence immediately.”
The state government shut down schools earlier in the year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents are advised to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols at home while all school proprietors and school administrators are enjoined to also ensure compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols when schools resume for 2nd term on Monday 4th January 2021.