Public primary schools in Lagos State will close Friday, 6 December 2019 and resume 20 January 2019, a statement has said.
The closure/holiday comes one week earlier than scheduled for the first term to allow for intensive training of about 4,000 teachers to implement the government’s new technology education management system, EkoEXCEL (Excellence in Child Education and Learning), from next term.
The EkoEXCEL initiative would be piloted in 300 of the 1016 schools.
Speaking on the new initiative, the Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said:
“EkoExcel will launch a pilot consisting of 300 Schools across all the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs and aims at training over 4000 teachers in the first phase starting on Monday, December 9, 2019.”
She added that the aim of the project is to improve learning outcomes for over 500,000 pupils, while over14, 000 teachers, including the would ultimately be covered by the training.
“EkoExcel (Excellence in Child Education and Learning) is an education reform programme that is poised to developing more highly skilled teachers; by training, supporting and motivating existing government teachers to succeed in their classrooms,” she said.