The Federal Ministry of Education has informed the public on Friday that it had met with the officials of the West African Examinations Council to decide on a new date for the SSCE for 2020 which had been earlier hampered due to covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister of state for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba stated this in a meeting with officials. The minister also added that the Federal Government had finally decided to consult with the four other WAEC countries which are Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Gambia on a new date for the suspended West African Senior School Certificate Examinations for the SSS 3 students.
On this note, the minister also give out guidelines for the reopening of schools which must be duly undertake by students and teachers.
In his words "We met with WAEC on Monday and have agreed to further consult with other countries on a new examination date. We appreciate the concern shown by all stakeholders and note and the divergent views expressed on the matter. Parents should rest assured that safety of our students and teachers is paramount as we work assiduously toward the speedy reopening of our schools for the exit classes to take external examinations"
The Ministry also decides to training of teachers and other personnel on safety and hygiene measures.
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