Lagos State has agreed with the Federal Government’s pronouncement, coordinating students in leave classes in Nigeria to continue on Tuesday August 4, 2020.
On Wednesday, the legislature requested all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) understudies in day and boarding schools to continue on Monday August 3, 2020.
The declaration was made 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).”
Adefisayo refered to the new beginning date the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmed for the 2020 WASSCE.
The assessment is planned to begin on August 17, 2020.
The magistrate focused on that just SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students are allowed to continue.
The authority ordered all schools to follow the necessary general wellbeing rules and conventions for re-opening.
She noticed 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 revealed that various meetings have been held with the stakeholders in the education, health and safety sectors to ensure that adequate precautionary measures were put in place before resumption.
“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”, she added.
On Tuesday, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) spoke on Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools.