The Edo State Government has fixed August 10, 2020 as resumption date for secondary school students in graduating classes in the state as against the August 4, 2020 announced by the Federal Ministry of Education.
In a statement on Monday, Commissioner for Education, Jimoh Ijegbai, emphasised that only senior secondary school students in SS3 who have enrolled for the West Africa Senior Certificate Examination, (WASSCE) and schools that have enrolled for the National Examination Council, NECO Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) are to re-open on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Ijegbai said: “This is to inform the general public, particularly parents/guardians, students, Principals, Proprietors of Public and Private Secondary schools in Edo State that schools will not resume on the 4th of August, 2020 as announced by the Federal Ministry of Education. Only students in SS3 who have enrolled for the WASSCE and schools who have enrolled for the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) are to re-open on Monday the 10th of August, 2020.This is to enable operators of schools in the state to complete the modalities for a safe school re-opening”.
The education commissioner said a date for the re-opening of other classes would be announced in due course. He advised proprietors of private schools to strictly comply with the provision of school re-opening guidelines obtainable from the Ministry of Education in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state”.