…Graduating students in secondary schools to resume on August 4
The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced August 4 as resumption date for graduating students in secondary schools.
This was revealed in a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Ben Goong.
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According to Goong, the students will use two weeks for the preparation of the West African Examination, WAEC which commences on August 17.
“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only,” Goong said.
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The announcement came after the meeting of the stakeholders in education sector including 36 commissioners of education, National Union of Teachers (NUT), proprietors, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.
“It was agreed that the graduating classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them to prepare for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.
The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal be made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and public-spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations for safe reopening, as agreed.
Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, National Examination Council (NECO), National Business and Technology Examination Board (NABTEB) and NBAIS to work out the examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.