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Approved 2020/2021 academic calendar for FCT schools

FCT has released its 2020/2021 academic calendar
Ernest Sunday

The federal government of Nigeria has released an approved calendar for the 2020/2021 academic session for the and schools in FCT after a long suspension due to the coronavirus.

The academic calendar was approved after some long meetings with different stakeholders in FCT concerning a safe re-opening of schools in Nigeria.

Many stakeholders including FCT Education Secretariat, Directors of Agencies, Chairmen of Boards, Zonal Officers FCT, FME Inspector Services, and Principals of Secondary Schools FCT approved the calendar

In addition to the stakeholders are all Headteachers of FCT primary schools, FCT LEA secretaries, Director Administration and Finance FCT Edu. Secretariat, Provost, College of Education and others.

FCT 2020/2021 approved academic calendar




First Term

Sunday 11/10/2020

Friday 18/12/2020


Sunday 19/12/2020

Sunday 03/01/2021

Second Term

Sunday 03/01/2021

Wednesday 31/03/2021


Sunday 04/04/2021

Sunday 24/04/2021

Third Term

Sunday 25/04/2021

Saturday 24/07/2021


Sunday 25/07/2021

Sunday 04/09/2021

Guidelines to be noted by all schools in FCT

  1. Al COVID-19 protocols should be properly observed.
  2. All National Public Holidays are o be observed.
  3. All boarding schools are to resume on Sundays.
  4. Any schools that have a genuine reason to close earlier of the later than the stipulated dates in the school calendar should seek approval from Education Secretariat through Department of Quality Assurance (DQA) one month before the desired date.
  5. All approved private schools in FCT are to comply with the calendar.

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