The Lagos State Government Ministry of Education has announced resumption dates for 2021/2022 academic session for public and private schools in the state.
In a statement issued on Monday by Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner of Education all schools are expected to resume on Monday, September 13, 2021, while students of Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will resume in batches from Sunday September 19, 2021.
“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,” she said.
Mrs. Adefisayo noted that the newly admitted Junior Secondary Students (JSS1) into Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for a one-week orientation programme to intimate them on secondary school structure and modalities.
The Commissioner averred that other returning students in JS2, JS3, SS1 and the newly transited SS2 in the various Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools are to resume on Saturday, October 9, 2021, while classes for the students will commence on Monday, October 11, 2021.
She also revealed that the adoption of staggered resumption for Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools was due to the presence of Y2020/2021 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.
Adefisayo, therefore, appealed to parents to abide by the new development for a smooth academic session, just as she implored the students to be more diligent and devote more time to their studies.