·          To Begin Exams August 17th

The Federal Government has announced that secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from August 4, 2020 for “exit classes only,” a press release on Monday from the Federal Ministry of Education signed by Ben Bem Goong, Director, Press and Public Relations has revealed.

The release, captioned; “Exit Classes To Reopen August 4th” reads in full:

“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

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“Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the 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, 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 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.

“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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