The Federal Ministry of Education has asked all Secondary schools in the country to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.
Students will have 2weeks to prepare for 2020 WAEC due to start 17th August, 2020.
There was the unanimous decision 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 2020 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 Executive 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.