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The Federal Government has announced the resumption of schools for secondary schools exiting classes only in the country on August 4.

The reopening of school announcement was made in a press release on Monday, July 27, 2020 from the Federal Ministry of Education, Office of the Director, Press and Public Relations Mr Ben BemGoong.

The press release which was posted on the Twitter stated that students WASSCE will be given two weeks to prepare for the exam which is to start on 17th of August, 2020.

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

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‘Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examination (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.”

“These were the unanimous decisions reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioner of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.”

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

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“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 preparation for 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 harmonies their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”

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