Lagos State Government Pegs Secondary School Entry Minimum Age To 12 Years

1 month ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
(m) at 7-04-2020 12:15PM (1 month ago)

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The Government of Lagos State has said that beginning from the next academic session, the minimum age for all prospective students into any secondary school, private or public, would be 12 years old.

In a circular released last month and signed by one Mrs A. A. Adebowale of the Ministry of Education, the state government said a fine of N50,000 has been proposed for first offenders and N100,000 fine for second offenders as well as warning letters to close an erring school in case of any violation.

The circular read;

“Screening exercise for the transition from primary school to junior secondary school should be strictly adhered to as stated in section 3, sub-section 61, page 22 of Lagos State policy on education.”

The Convener of Bring Back Primary Six Class into Nigerian School System, Mrs. Didelou Adekogbe, confirmed the new policy shift and state that it would be started from the next academic session.

”Henceforth pupils entering JSS1 must be 12 years old. The implication is that they must leave primary school at 11 years. It would no longer be possible for pupils in primary four or five to jump to JSS1.

”Before the implementation, we intend to meet with the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED) and key stakeholders to sensitise them on the policy. The breach is more from the private schools and we need to carry them along.”

chidan1214 (m) at 7-04-2020 12:22PM
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Then u do not accommodate gifted children and when u see 18 years old PhD holder's from Overseas the govt will b d 1st to celebrate them while choking their OWN
nemacris (m) at 7-04-2020 02:48PM
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 Good will help our children mentally prepare.
trulyval (m) at 7-04-2020 03:53PM
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Mks no sense. Pls reconsider and reverse this
dareper (m) at 7-04-2020 03:57PM
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Are we really going back in the olden days. Backwardness.
FloxyB (m) at 7-04-2020 05:49PM
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Great news
tyomon (m) at 7-04-2020 10:33PM
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Very Good , afteral there is no job in Nigeria so why rushing out of school.