MON, JULY 27 2020-theG&BJournal– The Federal Ministry of Education has announced new date for resumption of classes for secondary schools students in their final year in Nigeria.
They are to resume from the 4th of August 2020 for exit classes after the Sallah break, the Ministry said today in a statement signed by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong.
‘’Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.’’
The Ministry of Education said ‘’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.’’
The Ministry official said that another meeting will 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.
An appeal was 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,’’ during the meeting.