COVID 19: FG Gives Date For Schools Reopening


The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been scheduled to commence in August.

The Federal Government said on Monday and also advised state governments to reopen their  schools to enable primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 pupils  prepare for their exit examinations.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba and the Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood , made these known during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

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Although the government did not say when Primary 6 and JSS 3 would commence the National Common Entrance Examination and  Basic Education Certificate Examination or their internal  examinations, it was clear that  SS3 would start their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations  (WASSCE) August 4.

Nwajiuba explained that a decision on dates for the National Examinations Council (NECO), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) would  be taken after the WASSCE which ends September 5.

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He said: “As soon as we begin WAEC on August  4 and end it on September 5,  we will take up NABTEB and NECO exams.  Parents please take note.

The  disinfection of schools against the spread of COVID-19 begins today preparatory to the resumption.




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