The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, has announced that public and private primary and secondary schools in Lagos State would take 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 will begin instructional learning hours on November 8th, 2021, in accordance with the OEQA, Ministry of Education’s 2021/2022 harmonized school calendar.
The one-week vacation, according to Seriki-Ayeni, will allow schools to upskill their instructors in various educational and developmental programs, especially during COVID-19, when learning has expanded beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni asked school administrators and leaders across the state to strictly follow the state government’s directive for a smooth 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 urged parents and guardians to make the most of the mid-term break by engaging their children/wards in productive activities and spending quality time with them in order to foster a positive connection and a peaceful society.