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Resumption date : LASG threatens to sanction erring schools

Wife of Lagos State Governor & Founder of Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative (HOFOWEM), Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (middle); C.E.O, HOFOWEM, Mrs. Oyefunke Olayinka (2nd right); Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LSUBEB), Dr. Ganiyu Shopeyin (right); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye (2nd left); Secretary, LSUBEB, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja (left) and some fully kitted pupils of public primary schools in Lagos State during the Flag-Off distribution of 50,000 shoes and socks, organised by the Foundation at Cherubim & Seraphim Primary School, Majidun, Ikorodu, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

LAGOS—THE Lagos  State Government, Thursdayvowed to severely sanction any public and private school that violates the earlier approved resumption date for the 2018/19 academic session.

Students of Supreme Basic Schools, Magada, Ibafo, Ogun State, on resumption of a new term after the Christmas and New Year Holiday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele

All schools in the state both private and public had jointly agreed to keep to school calendar resumption date slated for the 10th of September 2018.

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule, who also supervises the Education Ministry, gave the directive at the Education Sectoral Meeting in Alausa, Ikeja.

Adebule, who condemned a situation in which some private schools open a week before or after the agreed date, warned that “any school found in the breach of the rules will be sanctioned as appropriate.”

She said: “The adoption of a uniform calendar makes for proper planning and ensuring that pupils and students attend school for the number of days required in the term.”

“The state government will be dedicated in the training, welfare of teachers and reward for excellence.”

Adebule also, urged pupils in the state, “whether in public or private schools to devote more time to studies; shun all vices including internet fraud, hooliganism, rape, examination malpractice, alcoholism, and drug abuse and other vices.”


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