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, the commissioner for education Folasade Adefisayo said in a statement on Tuesday.
The staggered resumption dates for various classes was to give room for the students involved in the ongoing external West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) that ends October 6.
The commissioner said that the measure will create enabling environment for the examinations.
“Boarders in Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, as well as SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 class are expected to resume on Sept. 19,” she said.
“The revision for the classes will run from Sept. 20th to 26th while promotion examination to SS3 class will start from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8.
“The newly admitted JS1 students into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Oct.2, for a one-week orientation programme to intimate them on secondary school structure and modalities.”
The commissioner noted that other returning students in JS2, JS3, SS1 and the newly transited SS2 in the various model colleges and upgraded schools were to resume on October 9, while classes for the students will begin on October 11.
She added that another reason was that the schools cannot accommodate seven sets at once in the boarding system.
Adefisayo appealed to parents to abide by the new development for a smooth academic session.