THE Federal Government and West African Examination Council have agreed to shift the date of West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 4th to September 5th, 2020.
Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who made this known on Friday in Abuja, said this was the outcome of a meeting between the Federal Government and officials of WAEC in Nigeria on Monday, and that both parties have agreed to further consult with four other countries on new examination date.
Nwajuiba also added that the government has given school owners in the country up to 29th July, 2020 to meet specific guidelines towards the reopening of schools at a date to be announced in due course.
He said the Ministry, having consulted widely, has in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control,(NCDC), the Education in Emergencies Working Group, developed and circulated guidelines for the reopening of schools.
Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, in a statement quoted the minister as saying that the school owners were to prepare and comply with the guidelines.
Nwajuiba urged the schools to undertake self-assessment and send feedback to State Ministries of Education, not later than 29th July, 2020.
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