The six states in the SouthWest have agreed to reopen schools for SS3 students by August 3.
Development Agenda for western Nigeria (DAWN) commission convened a virtual meeting where the special adviser on education and SUBEB Chairmen reached an agreement on the need to reopen schools in the SouthWest for SS3 students.
The states agreed to meet the federal government to plea for extension of the proposed date for WASSCE by at least three weeks from the proposed date.
The six states also reached agreement to promptly approach the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to request for postponement of the examination to August 24.
This is coming after 19 northern states in the country have supported the federal government on suspension of school reopening amid the pandemic
The 19 northern states agreed that keeping schools closed considering the increase in cases of COVID-19 across the country is a sure step in ensuring that children remain safe.
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