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The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Bujari has once again ordered for the reopening of Secondary schools in the country.The Federal government stated that academic activities will begin on August 4, 2020 for students in graduating classes to sit for their examination.

Omokoshaban reports that the government equally figured out that the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination will start on 17th of August, 2020, stating that students will have two weeks to prepare for the examination.The government announced the decision at the end of a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the

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

The Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said in a statement that: “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.”

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