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Lagos announces resumption dates for public, private schools

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Lagos State Ministry of Education on Thursday announced that public and private primary and secondary schools operating in the state would resume on April 18.

Dr. Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor of the state, who is also the Commissioner for Education, made this announcement in a statement in Lagos.

Adesegun Ogundeji, the Assistant Director, Public Affairs Unit in the ministry, signed the statement.

In the statement, Adebule said private and public schools must adhere strictly to the 2016/2017 academic calendar.

The deputy governor sent a goodwill message to all pupils and parents, wishing them Happy Easter following the successful completion of the lent.

She said the 2016/2017 academic calendar was jointly agreed upon at the state education stakeholders’ meeting before the commencement of the academic year.

According to Adebule, the adoption of a uniform calendar will enable proper planning and ensure that pupils and students attend school for the number of days required per term.

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