Federal Government Issues guidelines, information on reopening of schools

By The Nigeria Voice

The Federal Government on Monday said only schools designated as centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations and in respect of the exiting classes would re-open.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

“All primary schools and all other classes were excluded,” he said.

Nwajiuba said the West African Examinations Council had agreed that only exams peculiar to Nigeria would be taken from September 5 to 14, while exams common to all West African countries would proceed from September 17.

He said Nigeria would domesticate its own timetable for the exams, while revision classes would start from today.

Nwajiuba also said a report on state’s preparedness was expected on July 31, which would inform which centres would open and how they would open and to address all gaps.

He noted that all state Governors, Commissioners for Education and all other stakeholders had given their commitments to provide teachers, while WAEC would provide invigilators to ensure seamless conduct at the centres.