Six southwest countries have agreed to reopen the schools in August so that graduates can take the West Africa Middle School Certificate (WASSCE) exam. These countries are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti. The state education commissioner and special adviser to education and the state universal education council (SUBEB) reached an agreement in a virtual meeting held on Wednesday by the Development Program for West Nigeria (DAWN). They agreed on the need for southwest states to implement the 2016 plan to form a regional review body similar to the Interim Joint Board for Maturity (IJMB) in the north. A statement by the DAWN Commission stated that the southwestern state would reopen schools for SS3 students on August 3 with COVID-19 preventive measures. The DAWN said states would appeal to the federal government to request that WASSCE be delayed for at least three weeks from the proposed resumption date. Countries will then contact WAEC to request that the exam be postponed until Sunday 24 August. After continuing, they said the school must appoint an incident manager and class leader, and the state quality assurance department would be appointed to issue a safety certificate for each school before reopening. They added that each country would stimulate an intensive advocacy campaign for stakeholders, including parents, teachers, educators, school owners and students, about what was expected of them when the school reopened. They also asked WAEC to support computerized testing (CBT) in the future. Earlier this month, the federal government rejected its decision to reopen schools. He also attracted students from Unity Schools to write WASSCE, which is scheduled for August 5 and September 5. This test was initially postponed indefinitely to check the spread of COVID-19. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the country's education minister who spread the news, appealed to the state government that had agreed to reopen schools to rethink the COVID-19 pandemic. Nwajiuba also stressed on Wednesday that schools must remain closed and not take exams because the resumption of academic activities in schools across the country is uncertain.
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