Federal Government has concluded plans to reopen school for students in exit classes only, come August 4, 2020.
As contained in a press release signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Ben Goong, students will have two weeks to prepare for the West African Examination (WAEC) that is slated to commence on 17th, August, 2020.
The new decision of Federal Government on school resumption for final year students steams from the unanimous resolution reached today during a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 States.
Federal Government Issues Press Release on School Reopening For Exiting Students
Including Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the Proprietors of private schools and Chief Executives of Examination bodies.
At the meeting, it was agreed that the “exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from 17th August, 2020”.
Also, the meeting 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 reopening as agreed.
In addition, “another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of Examination bodies.
They are: “NECO NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their Examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education