FCT Abuja changes resumption dates for primary, secondary schools

Abuja school

FCT Minister Muhammad Bello has approved the review of the 2016/2017 Academic Calendar for all primary and secondary schools in the territory, a statement said on Wednesday.

The statement was signed by Anthony Ogunleye, an Assistant Director and Head of information (Education Secretariat).

According to the statement, the review affects all public and private schools in the FCT.

It said that First Term would begin on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 (for boarding schools) and Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, (for day schools) and end on Friday, Dec. 17, 2016.

Similarly, Second Term would start on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2017, and terminate on Friday, March 31, 2017, while Third Term begins on Sunday, April 23, 2017 and ends on Friday, July 21, 2017.

The statement directed all schools to take note of the review and comply accordingly.

FCT schools were hitherto scheduled to resume on Sept. 4, 2016, for boarding schools and Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, for day schools.

According to the statement, the Eid el Kabir celebrations coming up in the second week of September necessitated the review of the First Term resumption date. (NAN)

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  • Johnson

    This directive confirms the lack of deep thinking in many government circles and how religious sentiments are a set back to our development as a country. Schools in the United Arab Emirates resumed Sunday this week, this is a predominantly muslim country! I would advise the Minister of Education to check out the calendar and lesson time schedule of South Korean schools and compare with what we have in Nigeria. Hopefully, he would know which country is more serious about its future. Can a Minister justify the extension of the resumption date by 2 weeks for a religious holiday of 2 days? The private schools should be exempted from this directive. A lot of these schools are counting on early schools fees from students to pay salaries. In anycase, I urge private schools, particularly those that follow an international calendar to ignore this directive. We are terribly unserious as a country

    • Mahmud Mohammed

      At your own risk, your sentiment will make you fail in your dealings, if you cannot consider others then you are not a good Nigerian. Please correct your hatred against others.