Lagos insists on same resumption date for schools



LAGOS State Government yesterday directed all schools to commence the 2015/16 academic session, saying the state would no longer condone disharmony in the calendar.

The government, citing poor turnout of pupils on resumption of the new session, also urged parents and guardians to cooperate by presenting their wards for the new academic session.

Permanent Secretary (PS), Lagos State Ministry of Education, Olabisi Ariyo, while monitoring day-one activities in public schools yesterday, said there was no point extending the holiday as some stakeholders had recently clamoured in the state.

Ariyo said any attempt to delay resumption would affect the calendar, allowing inadequate time to cover the syllabus.

The PS, who was accompanied by the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ronke Soyombo and other top officials of the Ministry, said schools have fully resumed in Lagos State and students are expected to be in school.

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