Anambra issues 2020/2021 basic school calendar as first term begins Nov. 16

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THE Anambra State Government has released the 2020/2021 academic session calendar for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in the state.

The new session will commence on Nov. 16. This is contained in a release signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Awka, Nwabueze Nwankwo.

According to the release, the first half of the first term would start from Nov.16 and end on Dec. 18, for the Christmas break that will last until Jan. 1, 2021.

“The second half of the first term will begin on Jan. 4, 2021 and end on Feb. 5, 2021.

“The first half of the second term is expected to begin on Feb. 8, 2021 to end April 1, 2021, while there will be a vacation from April 2, 2021 to April 9, 2021.

“The second half of the second term will commence on April 12, 2021 to end on April 23, 2021.

“World Book Day will be marked on March 7, 2021, while placement examinations into secondary schools will hold on March 10, 2021.

“Principals and head teachers are to ensure 30 minutes uninterrupted sustained silent reading on ‘World Book Day’.

“The West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will take off by April 2021.

“The first half of third term will commence on April 26, 2021 to end on June 1, 2021, while the midterm break will commence on June 2, 2021 to end on June 4, 2021.

“The second half of the third term will start on June 7, 2021 and end on July 23, 2021 while the ‘Workers Day’ will take place on May 1, 2021.

“Nigeria’s Children’s Day will hold on May 27, 2021, while the WASSCE which started in April will end in May, 2021.

“National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) starts in May, 2021 and will end in June, 2021 while the National Democracy Day takes place on June 12, 2021 and World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, 2021.

“International Day of the African Child will hold on June 16, 2021, while vacation of schools will be from July 26, 2021 to September 10, 2021.

“All approved interventions in schools must be after school programmes to minimise interruptions of school activities.”

– Oct. 27 2020 @ 17:15 GMT |

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