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6 States Agree To Reopen Schools For WASSCE Examinas.

The six state in Southwest region of the country have agreed to reopen schools to allow SS3 students to participate in 2020 West African School Certificate Examinations. (WASCE)

The six states that agreed to reopen school for the exam schedule to start in August are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti.

The federal government has previously backtracked on the planned reopening of schools in the country, and also declared that students attending Unity School will not participate in the exams over safety concern of the global pandemic.

The Federal Government decision was also supported my the 19 Northern States, though the Government has stated that its decision is not binding on the States.

However, the six Southwest states, after a virtual meeting by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) commission, commissioners, special advisers on education and subeb chairman reached an agreement to reopen schools for SS3 students to write their final exams.

A statement by the DAWN that all states will reopen school for ss3 student by August 3, and ensure full compliance by the Covid19 protocols.

At the second instance, states are to approach the West African Examination Council for the postpoment of the exam till August 24.

It was also resolved at the meeting that WAEC should be encouraged to adopt Computer Based Test (CBT) for its Exams in the future.

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