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FG Announces August 4th for School Resumption As WAEC Exam Begins August 17th

After about 4 months of the stay-at-home and school closure, there is finally some good news on school resumption.

The Federal Ministry of Education through its Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Ben Goong has announced that secondary schools students in the final year category will resume for class on August 4th, 2020.

According to Mr. Goong, this was arrived at after a joint virtual meeting between the Ministry of Education, the NUT, owners of private schools and Chief Executive of WAEC, NECO.

According to the press release, students will have two weeks for final preparations and quickly revise for their West African Examination Council (WAEC) Exams which has been billed to commence on the 17th of August.

In his words;

Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for WAEC examinations which will commence on August 17th, 2020.

This is definitely good news for Nigerian students who have been at home for several months with so many back and forth on school resumption.

Recall that last month, the minister of Education Adamu Adamu had announced the cancelation of plans to reopen schools citing safety as the major reason for the decision.

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