Lagos State Government has adjusted the 2019/2020 closing and resumption dates for schools in the State, emphasising that the new dates only affect public primary schools.
A statement issued by the Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy noted that the closing and resumption date earlier given for private schools and government secondary schools remain unchanged, hinging the change in dates for public primary schools on the need to implement extensive retraining of teachers and prepare them for the 2020 session.
“Please note that the curriculum of Lagos State private and public schools is not affected in any way by these changes and Lagos State will continue to implement her existing curriculum across the State”, the statement added.
The release, therefore, urged members of the public to disregard any misleading information contrary to the official statement.
Recall that the present administration had promised to invest heavily in capacity training for public servants, especially teachers, in order to make them realise its vision for a technology-driven education system.