By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun state government has directed public and private schools in the state to resume on Monday, January 18, 2021 for the continuation of first term 2020/2021 academic session.
This was contained in a statement signed by C. K. Olaniyan, the Co-ordinating Director in the state Ministry of Education, adding that teachers would resume on January 11, while students/Pupils would resume on January 18.
It would be recalled that the State Government had ordered schools to shut down indefinitely last year owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement reads, “This is to inform the General Public particularly Parents, Guardians, School Heads and Proprietors of Public and Private schools that in line with the federal Government advice on school resumption, which is embraced by most states of the federation, the Hon. Commissioner for Education has directed Public and Private schools (Primary and Secondary) in Osun state to resume schooling for the continuation of 1st term 2020/2021 academic session on Monday 18th January, 2020.
“Teachers are to resume on Monday 11th January,2021 in preparation for pupils/students resumption on the 18th January, 2021.
“Consequently, the school calendar has been adjusted by two weeks as a result of the change in resumption date therefore schools will now go on 1st term vacation on 5th March, 2021 as against 19th February, 2021,” the statement reads.