Secondary schools in the country has gotten the approval of the Federal Government to reopen on August 4, 2020.
The resumption, however, will affect only pupils in exit classes to allow them sit for their examination.
In lieu of the new directives, the students will have two weeks to prepare for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination to be conducted by the West Africa Examination Council.
The Federal government also announced that the SSCE will commence on 17th of August, 2020.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, FMoE, Ben Goong, said: “stakeholders at the meeting agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.
“The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal be made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and public spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations of safe reopening, as agreed.
“Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.”
The announcement came after the end of a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.