Extra classes have come to an end as school classes before 8am and after 3:30pm have been declared illegal by Education CS Amina Mohammed. Schools have been ordered to ensure that learning is conducted between the designated time frames.

The Ministry of Education said those were the official class hours for all day public and private institutions between Monday and Friday.

Amina said investigations had revealed that some schools forced students to attend classes from as early as 5.30am and leave long after 5pm. She said this was frustrating learners.Co-curricular activities are supposed to be conducted between 3.30pm and 4.45pm, according to the Basic Education Regulations, 2015. Amina has directed all primary and secondary schools to adhere to the official operating hours for all day public or private institutions.