The Federal Givernment through the ministry of Education has asked schools in the country to reopen August 4 2020 for those in exit classes. While the rest will be allowed to reopen at a later date. Another meeting is scheduled to hold on the 28th of July 2020 for further deliberation.
This was made known in a Facebook post via the minstry official Facebook page. The statement reads;
EXIT CLASSES TO REOPEN AUGUST 4TH, 2020
Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.”
The statement continued;
“FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR (PRESS & PR)
EXIT CLASSES TO REOPEN AUGUST
Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to Start on the 1 7th 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.
Ben Bem Goong
Director, Press and Public Relations
27th July. 2020″
See a copy of the statement below.