After weeks of going back and forth The Nigerian Government announced this Monday that exit classes of secondary schools are to resume on August 4th, 2020. The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Education through a press statement that was signed by its Director for Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong.
According to the release, the reopening of exit classes will enable the students to have 2 weeks to prepare for their West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination which is scheduled to start on August 17, 2020.
This unanimous decision was reached during a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, the Commissioner for Education in each of the 36 states of the Federation, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies
Attendees at the meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal should be made to the Federal Government to assist schools across the country, in order to enable them to fast-track their preparedness for the agreed safe reopening.
The statement also noted that another meeting is scheduled to hold tomorrow (Tuesday, July 28) between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of some examination bodies like NECO, NABTEB, and NBAIS. This is to enable them to harmonize their examination dates, which will then be conveyed to stakeholders by the Federal Ministry of Education.