The six Southwest Governors have agreed to reopen colleges for SS3 students to partake in the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) next month.
The States include Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti.
Their conclusion is unfavorable to the position of the maximum of the 19 northern states, which endorsed the Federal Government’s ruling to cancel school reopening for SS3 students due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that, The Federal Government announced last week that candidates will not take part in WASCE over protection responsibilities.
But at an actual conference by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Commissioners, Special Advisers on Education and SUBEB chairmen attained an authorization to reopen schools for SS3 students to compose their final examinations.
The conference also decided on the necessities for Southwest states to enforce a 2016 plan to organize a provincial examination body akin to IJMB in the North.
The agenda was laid out at the roundtable on establishing a combined shelf for education improvement and development in Western Nigeria in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in 2016.
An announcement by the DAWN Commission demonstrated that all the states will reopen schools for SS3 students by August 3 with the pandemic preventative regulations in place.
According to the declaration, the states will move toward the Federal Government, in the first example, to pursue postponement of the WASCE by at least three weeks from the recommended resumption date.
In the second example, states are to immediately move toward the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to pursue postponement of the examination to August 24.
On resumption, all colleges are to authorize incident administrators and classroom managers, according to the document.
There will also be a selection of integrity confirmation headquarters for each state to publish an insurance submission diploma to each school before reopening.
The state will also motivate intensive advocacy issues to stakeholders including parents, teachers, guardians, school owners, and students on what is anticipated of them when schools resume.
The committee also called on the WAEC to facilitate Computer-Based Tests (CBT) in the future.
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