EDUCATION LOCAL NEWS LASG WELCOMES STUDENTS TO Y2021/2022 ACADEMIC SESSION By Admin Posted on 2 weeks ago 4 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Fawziyyat Yusuf. The Lagos State Government today welcomed all pupils back to school following the end of the session vacation. Except for students of Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, who are likely to resume in batches due to the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) by current SS3 students, all schools in Lagos State reopened today, Monday, September 13th, 2021. Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, in welcoming students, teachers, non-teaching staff, and school administrators back to school for the new academic session, stated that the adoption of a uniform academic calendar allows for proper planning and ensures that pupils and students attend school. Despite the pandemic’s impact, Mrs. Adefisayo praised everyone in the education sector for their concerted efforts, which resulted in a minor success in the 2020/2021 session. In her words ‘’to the various award winners in the last academic session, please keep the fire burning; I encourage others to light up the fire, renew the healthy struggle for success; our new pupils/students should take the orientation seriously and be determined about success from day one’’ In the face of covid-19 and its derivatives, the Commissioner asked all stakeholders in the education sector to remain attentive and follow to all school safety standards. She emphasized the importance of school administrators employing all reasonable efforts to protect students/pupils and school workers. She charged all pupils and students to remain focus ‘’make your parents proud, make the teachers proud and fulfilled, make our dear State proud and at the end of the session, make yourself proud of your achievement’’. The Commissioner reaffirmed Mr. Babajide Sanwo-commitment Olu’s administration’s to continue investing in education infrastructure, capacity development, and school welfare. Last week, the Ministry of Education issued rules for the reopening of all private and public schools in the state on Monday, September 13th. Boarders in the Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools, on the other hand, would have staggered resumption, according to the guidelines. While SS2 students seeking promotion to the SS3 class will return on September 19th, newly admitted JS1 students to Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will return on October 2nd, 2021. Other returning students in JS 2, JS 3, SS1, and the recently upgraded SS2 in these Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will begin classes on Saturday, October 9th, 2021.