In a bid to maintain its academic excellence, preparation for the year 2023/2024 Lagos State academic calendar has got underway.
As a result, the state government, assured stakeholders of prioritising harmonised and standardised instructional days of learning for all schools, in order to ensure children have the minimum standard of learning days and hours.
Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, during a stakeholders’ meeting, which held in Alausa, Ikeja.
Seriki-Ayeni said, “In as much as the calendar may seem like a very minute detail, when it comes to larger issues we have within the education space, the calendar is very important.
“Over the course of this administration, we, as an office, have been able, in collaboration with our stakeholders to ensure that the calendar is enforced, that there is a greater understanding, and that at the end of the day, everything concerning the calendar is to support things that occur within schools.
“This is to ensure that children have the minimum standard of learning days, as well as hours, and most importantly, standardisation across the board, not just in public schools but private schools,” she informed.
On his part, Director of Planning, Research, and Statistics, OEQA, Mr Remi Abdul, noted that stakeholders’ engagement has become a yearly event to chart the course of progress for educational activities in both public and private schools below the tertiary level in the state.