Naija Wahala

Schools in Lagos to run the second term for 61 days & to maintain the shift system

The Lagos state government has scheduled the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session to run for 61 days for public and private schools in the state.

According to the revised calendar for the 2020/2021 academic session released by the Office of the Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), the second term for all schools in the state is scheduled to run from January 18, 2021, to April 30.

The mid-term break has been scheduled for March 4 and 5 while two public holidays – Good Friday on April 2 and Easter Monday on April 5, will be observed by the students.

According to the revised calendar, resumption for the third term has been scheduled for May 4, while the term is to terminate August 6.

As schools in Lagos state resume amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government has made it clear that government-owned schools will maintain the shift-system introduced last year when they reopened for the first term of the year.

The shift system is to be continued to observe safety protocols necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19.

With this system, students in SS1 and JS3 classes will go to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while those in SSS 2 and JSS 2 will go on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

At the primary school level, the pupils were divided into two categories with the first set to go to school on Mondays and Wednesdays and for about three hours on Friday morning.
The other set will go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for three hours on Friday afternoon.

The shift system is to avoid large gatherings and for the enforcement of social and physical distancing as part of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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