The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, has said there are no plans to shut schools that did not comply with last Monday’s resumption date as stipulated in the unified school calendar.
She said 640 out of the 720 schools that OEQA visited the following resumption for the second term by the OEQA complied with January 4, 2022, resumption date set during a stakeholders’ meeting of school owners last June.
For those schools that defaulted, she said the OEQA only issued letters and placed stickers of non-compliance on their gates.
Mrs Seriki-Ayeni praised schools that complied, saying it was important to have adequate learning days.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Lagos State Government has not and will not shut down any school, as it would be counter-productive to learning.
“Just like we have always done in the past, the state government expects compliance and will continue to dialogue with all schools on matters relating to the progress of education in the state”, she said.
The quality assurance expert said the uniform school calendar had been in place for some years. She said the renewed enforcement was imperative because of the interruptions to school days because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: The Nationonline