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See the new date for WAEC, school resumption

On Monday, the Federal Ministry of Education announced that Secondary schools will take part in the WASSCE, which will hold on the 17th of August, and that exit classes would reopen on the 4th of August.

The information was announced in a statement signed by Ben Ben Goong, the Director Press and Public Relation to the Ministry.

Director Goong made it known that the decision was concluded at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Chief Executive of examination bodies, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and the proprietors of private schools in the Federation.

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The Minister further said that the students will have two weeks to prepare for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, which will start on the 17th of August, as schools will resume proper on the 4th of the same month, immediately after the Islam Sallah break.

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He said,
“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

”It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for WAEC examinations which will commence on August 17th, 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 fast track the preparations for safe reopening.

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”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 harmonize their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”