Govt cancels New Year holidays, orders resumption of primary, secondary schools in Lagos on Tuesday

December 31, 2021
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Lagos State government on Friday cancelled the New Year holidays for schools, ordering all primary and secondary public and private schools in the state to resume on Tuesday for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session.

The Director-General of the Office of Education Quality Assurance, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement by the spokesman for the office, Olaniran Emmanuel, on Friday, directed that all learners are expected back in school as academic activities start the same day.

Seriki-Ayeni also ordered all school operators and managers to enforce strict compliance with all existing COVID-19 safety protocols.

The DG stated that “School leaders should also note that the mid-term break for 2nd term is Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of February 2022 while school closes on Friday 8th April 2022.”

Seriki-Ayeni further directed boarding students in the state to resume on Monday, in preparation for academic activities.

The DG emphasized that the Office of Education Quality Assurance would monitor compliance with the resumption date in the Lagos State Unified Academic Calendar, and also observe the teaching and learning process in schools.

All pupils and students at the  affected education levels are to forego the New Year holidays on Monday and Tuesday to return to their schools.

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