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FG Reopens Schools August 4

The Federal Government has said Secondary schools in the country will reopen on August 4, 2020.

FG said the reopening will be for pupils in exit classes to sit for their examination.

The government said students will have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

The government announced the decision at the end of a virtual consultative meeting between on Monday.

Bodies at the meeting include the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states.

Others are the Nigerian Union of Teachers ,NUT, the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, FMoE, Ben Goong, said:

stakeholders at the meeting agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately.

The resumption should be after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020.

This is to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.

The meeting also resolve that a passionate appeal 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 of safe reopening as agreed.

Another meeting convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates.

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