The Federal Government has announced that the country’s secondary schools will be reopened on 4 August 2020 for pupils in the exit classes to take part in their exams.
The government said that students would have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination organized by the West Africa Examination Council.
WAEC will begin on 17 August 2020.
The Government announced the decision at the end of a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, the Education Commissioners of the 36 States, the Nigerian Teachers’ Union (NUT), the owners of private schools and the Chief Executive Officers of the review bodies.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, FMoE, Ben Goong, said “stakeholders at the meeting 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 of 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.”