FG Bows to pressure, fixes August 4 Schools Reopening, WAEC for August 17.

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The Nigerian government has bowed to allow EXIT CLASSES TO REOPEN AUGUST 4, 2020.

A statement on monday, july 27 and signed by Ben Bem Goong,
Director, Press and Public Relations, federal ministry of Education said
Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

The federal government said Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations, WAEC due to start on August 17, 2020.

The statement added that these decisions were unanimous reached today, monday, July 27, 2020 at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education across the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

The statement noted that It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from August 4, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to begin from the August 17, 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.

Ben Goong notified that another meeting is to be convened tomorrow, Tuesday July 28 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.

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