FG Reopens Delayed Exit Classes, Fixes Aug. 17 For WAEC

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

The Federal Government, FG, has announced reopening of Secondary schools across the country for students in exit classes to prepare for their examination.

The schools will resume academic activities on August 4, 2020.

Also, the delayed West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination will commence on 17th of August, 2020.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Ben Goong, Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education on Monday July 27th, 2020.

According to the statement, students will have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

“The decision was 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.

“Stakeholders at the meeting 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 of 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.” the statement reads.