Solomon Agbator

FG orders the re-opening of schools for secondary school students in exit classes

The Federal Government has ordered the re-opening schools for secondary school students in final clases on August 4, 2020 as WAEC commences on August 17, 2020.

The move by the Federal government was made known to the public through the Federal Ministry of Education, in a memo signed by the Director, Press and Public Relation, Ben Bem Goong and dated 27th July, 2020.

The memo reads: “ secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

“Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for west African examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.

“These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal ministry of education, Honorable Commissioners of education of the 36 states, the national Union of Teachers (NUT), the proprietors of Private schools and the chief executives of Examination bodies.

“It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Salah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for WAEC Examination 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 for 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.”

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