COMMUNITY GIST EDUCATION HEAT OF THE MOMENT LOCAL NEWS NEWS POLITICAL GIST SOCIETY GIST JUST IN: LAGOS STATE MAY SEAL SCHOOLS OVER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH JAN 4TH RESUMPTION DATE By Admin Posted on 2 weeks ago 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Aishat Momoh. O. The Lagos State Government has announced that schools that do not follow the state’s academic schedule will be closed. The administration stated it was compiling a list of institutions that failed to comply with the state’s Ministry of Education’s mandate that private and public schools start classes on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and that “disciplinary steps will be implemented” immediately. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, the Director-General of the Office of Education Quality Assurance, announced this in a statement on Saturday. ‘LASG Frowns At Non-Compliance With Academic Calendar By Some Schools,’ said the statement. Seriki-Ayeni reaffirmed that part of her office’s mandate was to develop a harmonised school calendar in collaboration with stakeholders in the education sector and ensure compliance, emphasizing that the Agency’s monitoring exercise was to assess the level of compliance with the resumption date, students’ presence, and COVID-19 safety protocols. The DG added that the Y2021/2022 harmonised school calendar was developed in June 2021 in collaboration with stakeholders to achieve uniformity in the education system, revealing that certain schools defied the instruction. According to her, the agreement was distributed to all schools and associations in order to ensure that educational standards and learning systems were equal. “During a recent exercise to monitor compliance with the resumption date of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, we discovered that compliance was low. We’ll put ‘Notice of Non-Compliance’ stickers on schools that don’t follow the academic calendar, and send letters inviting administrators to visit our office in Alausa, where additional disciplinary action will be taken,” Seriki-Ayeni was reported as adding. She emphasized the importance of all schools, public and private, adhering to the academic calendar in order to ensure that all students in Lagos State receive an equal education. As a result, Seriki-Ayeni asked school administrators to communicate properly with parents in order to prepare their children for resuming as soon as possible, claiming that it takes a full term to prepare for a new term.