Just in; Lagos announces resumption date for students

The Lagos State Government has directed students in exit classes in Nigeria to resume on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.

Following directives by the Federal Government for States to open it schools for exit students only, the Lagos State government on Wednesday, announced that all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in day and boarding schools to resume on Monday August 3, 2020.

The announcement was made public by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo.

She explained that the decision “is to allow for revision classes and adequate preparation ahead of their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).”

She also gave the new date for the the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmed for the 2020 WASSCE.

She said the exam is to commence on the 17th of August, 2020. She also reiterated that the resumption is only for SS3 and TEC3 students.

The official urged all schools to follow the required public health guidelines and protocols for re-opening.

She noted that while students in SS3 and TEC 3 will sit for their examinations, the government is considering the option of using first and second term exams performance or continuous assessment to promote students in other exit classes.

Adefisayo also said that the office of education quality assurance will be going around schools in different state to monitor the level of compliance by both private and public schools.

“The Office of Education Quality Assurance will be going round all the schools across the State to monitor the level of safety and protocol compliance expected to be put in place by both private and public schools”.

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