…WAEC examinations slated for August 17
The Federal Government has said secondary schools will resume on August 4 as students have been given two weeks to prepare for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations slated for August 17, 2020.
A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong on the ministry’s Twitter handle on Monday, said 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,” it noted.
The ministry said another meeting was to be convened on Tuesday 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.