Students preparing for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) now have cause to rejoice, dust their books and return to classes.
The federal government has announced that schools will resume on August 4, 2020 for the students preparing for all external external examinations across the country.
The external examinations include, WAEC, NABTEB, NECO and any other external examination. The federal government reached the agreement after much argument on the possibility of writing the 2020 WAEC examinations.
The federal government has earlier ruled out Nigerian students from participating in the examination but after much deliberation, it was later agreed and the government set a date for the examination.
According to a statement obtained by Emerald News, schools will open for students writing external examinations on August 4 and they will have only two weeks to run through some revisions and the WAEC examinations will start on August 17, 2020.
This decision was reached during a virtual meeting held between the minister and commissioners of education, members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), proprietors of private schools and chief executives of examination bodies.
It was also resolved that an appeal be made to the federal government and good spirited Nigerians to assist the schools so as speed up all processes for the resumption of the schools and ensure everything needed to maintain COVID-19 protocols are provided for the schools.
The statement was signed by Ben Ben Goong, director of press and public relations, federal ministry of education.