Secondary schools are to reopen from the 4th of August, 2020 for students in exit classes only.
The Director, Press and Public Relation of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong revealed in a statement that students would have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the August 17, 2020.
According to Goong, these were the unanimous decisions reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.
He disclosed that it was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.
He said 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 on Tuesday between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates.
“This date will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education,” he said.
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