The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, has announced that public and private elementary and secondary schools in Lagos State would have a week-long mid-term holiday from November 1st to November 5th.
In a statement issued in Ikeja, the Director-General of the OEQA, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, stated that all schools would begin instructional learning hours on November 8th, 2021, in conformity with the OEQA, Ministry of Education’s 2021/2022 harmonized school calendar.
Seriki-Ayeni said the one-week break would afford schools the opportunity to internally upskill their teachers in various educational and developmental programmes, especially at this time of COVID-19, where learning has gone beyond the physical four walls of the classroom.
Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni urged school administrators and leaders in the state to ensure they comply strictly with the directive of the state government for a hitch-free mid-term break.
“They should also ensure they professionally enrich teachers to aid improved staff performance, effectiveness and efficiency as training and retraining is key to professional development in the 21st century.
“They should use the opportunity to further put in place COVID-19 safety and precautionary protocols as prescribed by the Lagos State Government for students’ wellness.”
She implored parents/guardians to make use of the mid-term break by engaging their children/wards productively, as well as spending meaningful time with them to boost a cordial relationship that would foster a peaceful society.