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Lagos Urges School Owners To Maintain Uniform Calendar



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The Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance has met with education stakeholders in the state’s basic and secondary schools on the Y2024/2025 Academic Calendar.

A statement by the spokesperson for OEQA, Adepeju Adeyemi, obtained Monday, noted the stakeholders’ engagement was to ensure that both government and private school owners were on the same page on issues surrounding schools’ academic calendar.

Addressing participants at the stakeholders’ engagement held at the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board premises, Maryland, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Abayomi Abolaji, applauded the synergy that existed between the state government and the school owners over the years.

The Director, Private Education Special Programmes of OEQA, Fabambi Falayi, during her presentation, said the stakeholders were expected to brainstorm on the adoption of a new Harmonised Lagos State School Calendar to ensure seamless and qualitative learning for the year 2024/2025 academic session.

Falayi said, “The essence of this engagement is to ensure that all schools below the tertiary level in the state are on the same page with respect to the school academic calendar. She took the participants through the plenary session and guided the groups in drafting a calendar each.”

In January, OEQA presented provisional approval letters to 199 new private school owners, thereby increasing the number of registered private primary and secondary schools in the state from 5,423 to 5,622.


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