• FG plans ahead for NECO, NABTEB

BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, has confirmed that the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will now hold between August 4 and September 5. 2020.

The good news is that; “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September, please take note. Last week the Chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes”, Nwajiuba said

He however said respective State governments in the country can make adequate arrangements to re-open schools for revision by students in strict observance to COVID-19 protocols.

The Minister, who spoke at the daily media briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, said the advisory on opening schools for revision is to enable students prepare adequately for the examination.

According to him; “The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then, those who can and those who are willing; the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.”

“We have done the most we can with our representatives at WAEC and we have, this afternoon, confirmed that the dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September,” he added

The Minister however explained that the government and relevant stakeholders will take a decision on when the National Examinations Council (NECO), National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) will conduct their examinations after the WASSCE.

“As soon as we conclude with WAEC, we will take up NABTEB and NECO exams”, Nwajiuba said

With the rampaging virus infections, schools were shut nationwide on March 19, 2020, with education and some schools’ authorities having to deploy virtual teachings and alternative modes of learning for students at all levels

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