Lagos Y2023/2024 School Resumption Date Announced

Lagos State Government's Directive on the Y2023/2024 Academic Year Resumption.

Lagos State has officially directed all schools below tertiary level to resume on 4th September 2023. This directive, issued by the Lagos State Ministry of Basic Education, is part of the Y2023/2024 Harmonised Academic School Calendar. School administrators and proprietors are urged to strictly adhere to state policies, particularly the Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, to ensure a safe learning environment.

Lagos Schools Resumption Date

The Lagos State Government has recently issued an official directive, mandating all schools below the Tertiary Level to commence their academic activities for the Y2023/2024 academic year on Monday, 4th September 2023. This directive is in adherence to the Y2023/2024 Harmonised Academic School Calendar, a schedule meticulously curated and approved by the esteemed Lagos State Ministry of Basic Education.

📆 Resumption Date Schools to commence on Monday, 4th September, 2023.
🏛 Directive By Lagos State Ministry of Basic Education.
🎙 Announcement Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director-General of OEQA, urged schools to adhere to the date.
📍 Location Announced at the Secretariat, Alausa.
📝 Focus on Safety Schools must comply with Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Safety Protocols Ensuring a safe learning environment is crucial; all safety protocols must be met.
📖 Quality Education The State Government emphasises the delivery of quality education.
📥 Academic Calendar Available for download at:

Insights from the Office of Education Quality Assurance

During a pivotal interview at the Secretariat in Alausa on Monday, the Director-General of the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, accentuated the importance of this announcement. She ardently encouraged all educational institutions to rigorously observe the stipulated resumption date. According to her, this adherence is paramount for the continual provision of quality and sustainable education within the boundaries of Lagos State.

Upholding Child Protection and Safety Standards

Furthermore, Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni emphasised the non-negotiable need for Proprietors and School Administrators to stringently adhere to the Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Stressing the significance of the mandate, she underscored that total compliance with all safety protocols on school premises is essential. Such protocols not only ensure a conducive learning atmosphere but also guarantee the safety and well-being of every pupil and staff member. The State Government’s dedication to delivering top-tier education in a secure environment remains unwavering.

Access to the Academic Calendar

For a more comprehensive understanding of the academic year’s layout, Mrs. Seriki-Ayeni has informed the vast populace — encompassing school management, parents, and other stakeholders — to access the school academic calendar directly. This essential document is readily available for download at

In Conclusion: A Step Towards Educational Excellence

The steadfast commitment of the Lagos State Government towards nurturing a robust educational infrastructure is evident. By synchronising the academic calendar and ensuring that safety measures are upheld, they are paving the way for a brighter and more educated future for all students in the state.

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