Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 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 contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Education, signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ben Bem Goong on the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable commissioners of Educations of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.
It was also agreed that the exit classes should start immediately after the Sallah Break, from the 4th of August, 2020, to enable them to prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.
The meeting also resolved that passionate appeal 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.