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No Christmas, Easter holidays for Enugu pupils in new school year

There will be no traditional Christmas, Easter holidays for Enugu primary and secondary school students in the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

Instead, Enugu school owners will allow students a 2-week break for Christmas and another 5-day break for Easter.

Enugu State students are currently on a one-week holiday which began 27 November to end the 2019/2020 school session.

Students were allowed to resume schooling on 28 September, after the State Government lifted Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

The new school year (2020/2021) begins this Monday, 7 December, and will run for 12 weeks, ending 12 February. The 2-week Christmas break in between ends on 6 January and classes resume the following day.

All schools in Enugu are expected to rapidly conclude the First Term school instructions on 12 February 2021.

The Ministry says there will be no traditional first term examinations for the students. In its place, schools are to use continuous assessment for promotions.

The schools will have a 12-week second term that runs between February and May 2021 and without a mid-term break, except for the 5-day break to observe Easter.

The final (third) term for the school year will run from 17 May to 13 August 2021, a total of 13 weeks.

These extraordinary measures were published in September to deal with worldwide disruption of life and business caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Nwanneka Onah, had warned that all schools operating in the State must strictly follow the Government Calendar.

“Any school, be it public, mission or private, found to be contravening the approved school calendar shall be appropriately sanctioned,” she had warned.

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