FG to reopen schools for exit classes by August 4, sets for WAEC

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Federal Ministry of Education has announced the reopening of secondary schools in the country for exit classes from 4th August, 2020 so as to prepare them for the coming West African Examination (WAEC) scheduled for 17th August, 2020.

In a statement released by the ministry on Monday, in an unanimous decision reached at the virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of 36 states, the Nigeria Union of Teachers(NUT), the proprietors of private schools and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

According to the statement, “It was agreed that exit classes should resume immediately after the Salah break, from 4th of August, 2020, to enable them prepare for WAEC examination scheduled to commence from 17th August, 2020.

The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal to be made to Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and public spirited Nigerians for assistance for schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparation safe reopening, as agreed.

Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and the 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.

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