Public and private schools below tertiary level in Lagos State are to observe a week-long mid-term break for the 2021/2022 academic session between 1st and 5th November, 2021.
They are to resume on November 8th 2021 for instructional learning hours in accordance with the 2021/2022 harmonized school calendar released by the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Ministry of Education.
According to a press release from the OEQA, the Director General of the Office, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said the mid-term break will 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 physical four walls of the classroom.
Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni urged school administrators and leaders in the state to ensure strict compliance with the government’s directive for a hitch free mid-term break.
The Director-General said: “They should also ensure that the teachers are professionally enriched to enhance improved staff performance, effectiveness and efficiency as training and retraining is key to professional development in the 21st century”.
“They should also use the opportunity to further put in place COVID-19 safety and precautionary protocols as prescribed by the state government for students’ wellness’, she added.
Seriki-Ayeni implored parents/guardians to make use of the mid-term break in engaging their children/wards productively as well as spend meaningful time with them to boost a cordial relationship that will engender a peaceful society.