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FG re-opens Secondary Schools Aug. 4 for SS3 students to take WAEC, NECO exams

The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday directed that Secondary Schools across the Federation be reopened for students in exit classes from August 04, 2020.

However, the reopening would only be for SS3 students writing the West African Examinations Council, WAEC and the National Examinations Council, NECO.

In a press statement by the Director of Press and Information of the ministry, Bem Goong, the decision “was unanimously taken 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.”

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

The statement read: “Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the August 4, 2020 for exit classes only.

“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″.

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