The Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has announced a change in the dates earlier slated for the mid-term break of the second term in the 2022/2023 academic year from Friday, 24th February to Friday, 3rd March, 2023.
The new calendar is as approved by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo.
The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA), Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting held recently on the review of the 2022/2023 harmonised academic calendar due to the forthcoming general elections.
She explained that the essence of the engagement was to ensure that everybody is on the same page as regards the second-term school activities and the need to accommodate the forthcoming general elections in its entirety.
Seriki-Ayeni, who was represented at the event by the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (OEQA), Mr. Remi Abdul, noted that the earlier dates for the mid-term break fall within the election period, hence the need for a shift in the date for a week to allow parents pick up their wards from school without hindrance due to the restriction of movement associated with the election days.
She also noted that another important reason for the change of dates bothers on safeguarding and child protection and convenience as a result of the presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday, February 25, 2023, coinciding with the date boarding school students are expected to resume in the schedule for the Second term harmonised 2022/2023 academic calendar.