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Lagos State Orders All Schools To Close On Friday

The Lagos States Government has directed both public and private schools in the state to close on Friday, December 18, 2020 for the Christmas and New Year holiday.

The Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni who gave the directive in a statement noted that the 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools below tertiary level comes to an end on December 18, 2020.

She further directed the schools to resume back on Monday, January 4, 2021 while those in the boarding are to resume on January 3, 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar

According to the statement, all schools must ensure that they submit their safety plans on the Office of Education Quality Assurance website: www.oeqalagos.com.

The plans which include operational, academic, health and safety, data and communication plans are to be uploaded on the website to complete the online registration process.

Parents are therefore 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.

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