The federal government monday acquiesced push to resume high schools in the nation finalized at the start of COVID-19 in March, 2020.
It stated in a claim that it has actually provided commendation for colleges to resume on August 4, 2020, for pupils in their final classes to sit for their examinations.
It included that the students would certainly 2 full weeks to get ready for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) arranged by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which starts on August 17.
In a fast response, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has actually specified 8 circumstances for secure re-opening of schools also as previous vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as well as some others private school proprietors barraged the choice of the federal authorities.
The Government declared the decision at the end of an online advisory appointment conducted yesterday between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the operators of independent schools, as well as Chief Executives of examination bodies.
A declaration by the Director, Press as well as Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Mr. Ben Goong, stated: “Stakeholders at the meeting acknowledged that the final year classes must return to school right away after the Sallah rest, from the 4th of August, 2020 to permit all of them to get ready for the WAEC examinations scheduled to begin from the 17th of August, 2020.
” Secondary schools in the nation are actually to resume as from August 4, 2020, for on;y the finall classes students.
” Students are going to have 2 full weeks within which to get ready for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) slated to begin on August 17, 2020.
” The appointment likewise fixed that a zealous appeal be actually made to the federal governmrnt with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and also public-spirited Nigerians for help to colleges all over the nation to permit all of them to fast lane the plannings of risk-free resuming, as concurred.
” Another appointment is actually to become assembled tomorrow in between the Federal Ministry of Education as well as Chief Executives of assessment body systems specifically, NECO, NABTEB as well as NBAIS to harmonise their exam meetings, which will certainly be actually communicated to stakeholders fast due to the Federal Ministry of Education.”
Verifying this decision at a press rundown by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, claimed that adhering to a deal between the federal government as well as state government as well as the learning stakeholders, all senior high schools in the nation are actually currently to resume on August 4 for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examintions.
He mentioned the choice was actually reached combined with all the state commissioners of education and learning with all the 36 states of the federation, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the operators of independent schools, as well as Chief Executives of exam body systems yesterday.