Gboah.com: Your Child Must Be 12 Years Old Before They Can Enrol In Any Secondary School From Next Academic Session - Lagos State Government.

Your Child Must Be 12 Years Old Before They Can Enrol In Any Secondary School From Next Academic Session - Lagos State Government.


The Lagos State Government has said that the entry age for every forthcoming students into any secondary school, private or public, would be 12 years old starting from next academic session.

One Mrs A. A. Adebowale of the Ministry of Education, signed a circular released in March. The state government said a fine of N50,000 has been proposed for first guilty parties and N100,000 fine for second guity parties as just as notice letters to close a failing school if there should be an occurrence of any violation.

She said the new order will be carefully upheld by agencies of education in the state.

The Circular reads:

“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."

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