Ogun state government has given a directive to all schools within the state to promote students to the next class.
DailyTimes reported that Governor Dapo Abiodun relayed this information on Wednesday in a COVID-19 update briefing at the Governor’s office in Abeokuta.
He also stated that students in terminal will resume classes on August 4th in preparation for their various examinations.
In line with the Federal Government resolutions, exit classes, that is – strictly SS3 only (public or private schools) – will resume classes on Tuesday, 4th of August, 2020. Then, there will be a two-week revision to prepare the students for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination slated to start on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Let me also state that, with the exception of students in the exit classes, all students in our schools will enjoy automatic promotion to the next class,” he said.
The governor also assured that actions were currently made to ensure strict compliance to protocols for preventing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Abiodun further warned all private schools to adhere with the compliance as they will not be allowed to reopen if they failed at to comply with the guidelines.
There are additional requirement for boarding schools, which the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will communicate to schools with boarding facilities before operating the facilities.
These measures are also applicable to all private schools operating in Ogun State. As a matter, it should be noted that any school, whether private or public, that fails to comply with these guidelines will not be allowed to reopen.
He also noted;
The Basic Certificate Examination, National Business and Technical Education Board and Common Entrance Examination into the 33 model schools with boarding facilities will be announced on a later date.