BIS Update on School Resumption for Term 1 2014-15

Wednesday 27th August 2014.

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope this finds you all well having had a great summer break. As you are aware the start of the school year has been postponed and according to the latest Ministry of Education Directive all public and private schools in Nigeria are to remain closed until October 13th. 

Clearly, and rightly so, the Ministry of Education is adopting a safety first approach to the Ebola crisis but the situation could change either way in the coming days and weeks. Therefore although physically closed at present BIS classes will start with work on line on the 8th September.  Secondly should we not reopen until October 13th the half term holiday planned for later that month will be cancelled to enable us to make up some of the lost teaching time.

In addition we will be looking at other options on how to make up for lost time and these may include:
  • An extension of the school day.
  • An extension of the school week.
  • An extension of the school year and or the reduction of school holidays
  • The whole issue could be taken out of our hands by a Ministry directive.
I have no wish to sound alarmist but I think it is important that all members of the BIS community are kept fully informed as to events and developments. As a school we are particularly concerned that the impact of this crisis on the education of all students, and especially those preparing for IGCSE examinations and the like, is kept to a minimum.

Should you have any questions or concerns as to the school's approach and response to this crisis do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes
Peter Yates