By Williams Anuku, Abuja
Federal Government has directed schools to reopen as from August 4, 2020.
However, secondary school students who are in the exit classes are to take the lead, reopening as from the 4th of August, 2020.
The decision formed part of a resolution 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.
A statement signed by Ben Bem Goong, Director, Press and Public Relations, FME noted that students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.
The statement added that 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 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 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, “Goong stated.