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

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Anambra State has released 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, Mrs Nwabueze Nwankwo on Monday.
According to the release, the first half of the first term would start from November 16 to end on December 18, for the Christmas break that would last until January 1, 2021.
The statement read in part: “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.”
The statement also released the list for memorable days and events to be marked during the calendar.
“World Book Day will be marked on March 7, 2021, while placement examinations into secondary schools will hold on March 10, 2021. Principals and headteachers 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 on June, 2021 while 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,” it said.
The statement maintained that all approved interventions in schools must be after school programmes to minimize interruption of school activities.

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