Nigeria makes U-Turn, Opens Secondary Schools August 4

  • WAEC confirms Platforms Africa’s report, starts WASSCE August 17

Nigeria has made a U-Turn over closure of schools as it ordered the reopening of Secondary Schools from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

The country’s Ministry of Education, which made this known in a press statement shared on its Twitter handle, @NigEducation, confirmed a report by Platforms Africa about the rejection by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) of a plea by the Nigerian government for it to shift the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The ministry disclosed that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will start on August 17.

The government noted that the decisions was reached at a virtual consultative meeting among the major stakeholders in the education sector.

“It was 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,” noted the statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Ben Bem Goong.


Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. — Federal Ministry of Education (@NigEducation) July 27, 2020

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