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FG Sets School Resumption Date On August 4th, Gives Two Weeks For WAEC

FG Sets School Resumption Date On August
- FG to allow those who have registered WAEC to participate.

- The Exam Will last Only Two Weeks

Press Release by the Federal Ministry of Education signed by Ben Bem Goong - Director of Press.

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Information and Culture has announced his decisions to reopen school come August 4th.

This was made in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relation on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria.

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In his words: "Secondary Schools in the Country are to reopen on the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only."

He said Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examination Council (WAEC), due to the start on 17th August 2020.

Earlier on today, a virtual meeting which had in attendance Federal Minister Of Education, Commissioner's of Education across the 36 States, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Proprietress of private schools, and  the Chief Executive of Examination bodies.

In a further statement he said: "It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Salah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC Examination scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020."

According to him: "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 harmonize their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education." he concluded.

It would be recalled that on the 15th July, 2020 the Federal Government kicked against the resumption of school and participating in the WAEC Examination. Adamu Adamu in a question was asked if their decision will not affect candidates, replied: " WAEC cannot determine for us what to do and how to do it, all we are doing is for the safety of our ward,"

Meanwhile the Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba directed that all the school owners in the Country should submit feedback on preparations towards examinations on or before 29th July.

He however pointed that the Ministry is spreading it's tentacles in terms of consultation with different stakeholders on resumption date.

Nwajiuba according to report, met with some stakeholders including the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria(APSON), National Association of Private Schools(NAPPS), Provosts of the Colleges of Education, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice Chancellors of Universities, some state Governors and development partners.

Finally, the Minister assured the parents of the safety of the students and those of the teachers in order to enable them take the exit examination without been exposed. Having held meeting with WAEC and other Countries involved in the examination. "we met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult with four other countries on a new examination date" he opined.

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In a similar development, the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced through a social media platform, that 104 Unity Colleges are all set for resumption on the 4th August 2020 for final examinations.

Meanwhile, report reaching us today revealed that the first Examination papers of the Senior Secondary Students leaked and went viral on social media.

According to the source, today's paper been Mathematics kick - started around 9am in the morning, 17th August, 2020.

However, the authenticity of the information is yet to be ascertained as no formal press release has been done by the Ministry of Education.

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