New Date For Schools’ Resumption In Nigeria Revealed

The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday declared that secondary schools for graduating classes will continue on August fourth.

This was declared in an announcement marked by its Director, Press and Public Relation, Ben Goong.

Goong said the choice was reached at a virtual consultative gathering between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the owners of tuition-based schools and the Chief Executive of assessment bodies.

The Ministry further expressed that students will have fourteen days to get ready for the West African Examination, WAEC, which will begin on seventeenth of August.

Reports coming from the meeting suggests that secondary schools are to resume work as from the fourth of August, 2020 for leave classes in particular.

Furthermore, an agreement was reached that the graduating classes should continue after the Eidel-kabir celebrations, from fourth of August, 2020 to empower them get ready for WAEC assessments which will start on August seventeenth, 2020.

“The gathering additionally settled that an enthusiastic intrigue be made to the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians for help to schools cross over to empower quick track the arrangements for safe resumptions.

“Another gathering is to be assembled tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and the Chief Executives of assessment bodies in particular, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to fit their assessment dates, which will be passed on to partners quickly by the Federal Ministry of Education.”

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