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The Federal Government has ordered the re-opening of secondary schools for students in exist classes preparing for both the Junior and Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Schools are set to resume on the 4th of August while the students will be given two weeks to prepare for their SSCE examination which is set to commence on the 17th of August.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong.
The statement reads;
“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes
only. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.
These were the unanimous decisions reached today 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.”
“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.”
“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, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal
Ministry of Education.”