Education

FG Makes U-turn, Directs Sec. School’s to Reopen August 4th, WASSCE to Commence August 17th

The Federal Government has issued a directive, ordering secondary schools to reopen as from 4th August, 2020, but only for final year classes.

This was disclosed in a press release made available on Twitter by the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday.
The statement disclosed that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will start on August 17.

The Press Release.

“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,” noted the statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry,Ben Bem Goong.

He also said that the meeting resolved to appeal to the FG and public spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparation for safe reopening.

“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,” he added.

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