The Lagos State Government has announced that all public and private schools across the state must resume for the first term of the 2019/2020 academic session on Monday, September 9, 2019.
The development was contained in a statement which released on Friday by Mr. Kayode Sutton of the Public Affairs department in the state’s Ministry of Education and made available to pressmen.
According to the statement, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, stated that the adoption of a uniform academic calendar will enable proper planning and organisation by the Ministry.
Adefisayo said it would also afford the pupils and students the opportunity to attend schools for the number of days required by them in each term while commending the efforts of the teachers toward preparing their pupils for the commencement of a new academic session.
According to her, the state government would not relent in its commitment toward capacity building/training of the teaching staff, their welfare and reward for excellence.
The education commissioner also urged students in the state to devote more time to their studies on resumption of classes, adding that the government would continue to do everything possible to improve on teaching and learning in all public schools.
She disclosed that the government will not be happy with any private school that would violate the approved uniform resumption date for schools in the state.