FG decides on August 4 for secondary school resumption- exit classes only

The federal government has decided on August 4 for learners in primary 6, Junior secondary school three, and senior secondary school three to resume across the nation. 


The decision was made on Monday 27th August 2020 after a meeting held by the stakeholders in the education sectors which was released by the director of press and public relations, Ben Bem Goong.
The resumption is geared towards the West African Examination (WAEC) exercise scheduled to take place on the 17th of August,2020 after the Federal government reversed its decision for students to partake in the exams, stating that it was not the right time for school to resume.
FG decides on August 4 for secondary school resumption- exit classes only

According to the statement released by the director of press and public relations, ministry of education,

“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020,” the statement read.

“These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigeria 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 the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them to 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 for safe reopening, as agreed.”

The resumption date is only for students in exit classes and are the only students expected to resume. This will enable exit students to complete the year. 

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