By Babalola Seyi
The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced that secondary schools for exit classes will resume on August 4th.
This was announced in a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Ben Goong.
Goong said the decision was reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the proprietors of private schools and the Chief Executive of examination bodies.
The Ministry further stated that students will have two weeks to prepare for the West African Examination, WAEC, which will start on 17th of August.
“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.
“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.”