Education: Fed Govt asks states to open schools as WASSCE begins August 4


The Federal Government on Monday exhorted state governments to revive their schools to empower primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students get ready for their final exam.

In spite of the fact that the legislature didn’t state when Primary 6 and JSS 3 would initiate the National Common Entrance Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination or their interior assessments, it was clear that SS3 would begin their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) August 4.

The purification of schools against the spread of COVID-19 starts today preliminary to the resumption.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba and the Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood , made these known during the every day preparation of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

Nwajiuba clarified that a choice on dates for the National Examinations Council (NECO), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) would be taken after the WASSCE which closes September 5.

He stated: “When we start WAEC on August 4 and end it on September 5, we will take up NABTEB and NECO tests. Guardians please observe.

“A week ago, the administrator of the PTF (Boss Mustapha) reported that school offices will be accessible for the individuals who need to go into amendment classes.

“The thought here is that we have an entire month from this point until at that point (the assessments). The states who are willing should make their schools accessible for their youngsters to amend.

“We have done the most we can. Our delegate at WAEC(West African Examination Council) affirmed this(yesterday) evening that the date apportioned will be from the fourth of August through to the fifth of September. Neighborhood timings will be distributed.”

The pastor additionally said that authorities of the Ministry of Education would meet with those of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, the Nigeria Union of Teachers and different partners today to finish the dates reported by the legislature.

Nwajiuba said :”We will ask that the individuals who are not arranged at this point ought to please proceed to plan.

“We are proceeding with enlistment for NECO for the individuals who have not finished up enrollment thusly, this is the time additionally to refresh and complete enrollments.”

Additionally, the Minister of Environment, Alhaji Mahmood, clarified that the sterilization of schools was deferred in light of the fact that the Federal Government needed enough synthetic substances to be accessible.

He said the service currently has enough synthetic substances and groups on the ground to do the cleansing.

Mahmood stated: “Prior, I disclosed to you that we have sat with the Ministry of Education and we have the rundown of the considerable number of schools that should be sanitized before resumption. Indeed, what we intend to do now is to do (sterilize) the focuses that will be utilized.”


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