All secondary schools to reopen after Sallah – FG

The federal government of Nigeria has directed all secondary schools in the country to reopen as from 4th of August 2020, immediately after the Sallah break. 

This reopening however is only applicable to the exiting classes to facilitate the commencement of the WAEC examination.

‘Monday’, a statement by, Bem Goong the Director of Press and Information of the ministry said that the decision reached that day at a virtual consultative meeting between the Honourable Commissioners of education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers(NUT), the proprietors of private schools, the Federal Ministry of education, and the chief Executive of examination bodies that schools will only be open for the SS3 students who are Writing the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO).

“It was 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.

“These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

It was also confirmed that “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.”

“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

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

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