According to the new law expressed by the Lagos State Government, the period of passage for Primary into any Secondary school, private or public, has been pegged on 12 years of age or more.
This was made known in a round discharged in Spring and marked by one Mrs A. A. Adebowale of the Service of Instruction, expressing that a fine of N50,000 has been proposed for first guilty parties and N100,000 fine for second wrongdoers just as notice letters to close a failing school in the event of any infringement.
She said the new order will be carefully authorized by schools in the state .
The statement read thus;
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.”