FG Backpedals, Announces New Date For WAEC, Resumption Of Schools

Emmanuel Adigwe

The Federal Ministry of Education has announced that secondary schools for exit classes will resume on August 4th.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Ben Goong, saying that the decision was arrived at after a meeting between the ministry and the 36 states, Nigerian Union of Teachers, proprietors of schools and the Chief Executive of examination bodies.
The ministry disclosed that students will have two weeks to prepare for the West African Examination, WAEC, which will begin on 17th of August.
”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.
“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.
“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.”

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