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Fed Govt asks states to open colleges as WASSCE begins August 4

Our Reporter

 

THE Federal Authorities on Monday  suggested state governments to reopen their  colleges to allow major 6, Junior Secondary Faculty three and Senior Secondary Faculty three pupils  put together for his or her exit examinations.

Though the federal government didn’t say when Major 6 and JSS three would start the Nationwide Widespread Entrance Examination and  Fundamental Schooling Certificates Examination or their inner  examinations,  it was clear that  SS3 would begin their West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examinations  (WASSCE) August 4.

The   disinfection of faculties towards the unfold of COVID-19 begins right this moment preparatory to the resumption.

The Minister of State for Schooling, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba and the Minister of Setting, Muhammad Mahmood , made these recognized in the course of the each day briefing of the Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.

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Nwajiuba defined {that a} resolution on dates for the Nationwide Examinations Council (NECO), Nationwide Enterprise and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) would  be taken after the WASSCE which ends September 5.

He stated: “As quickly as we start WAEC on August  Four and finish it on September 5,  we’ll take up NABTEB and NECO exams.  Dad and mom please take notice.

“Final week, the chairman of the PTF (Boss Mustapha) introduced that faculty amenities will probably be out there for many who wish to go into revision courses.

“The concept right here is that we now have an entire month from now until then (the examinations). The  states who’re prepared ought to make their colleges out there for his or her kids to revise.

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“We’ve got achieved essentially the most we are able to. Our  consultant at WAEC(West African Examination Council) confirmed  this(yesterday) afternoon  that the date allotted will probably be from the 4th of August by means of to the  fifth of September. Native timings will probably be printed.”

The minister  additionally stated that officers of   the Ministry of Schooling would  meet  with these of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, the Nigeria Union of Academics and different stakeholders right this moment to finalise the dates introduced by the federal government.

Nwajiuba stated :”We will probably be asking that those that are usually not ready but ought to please go and put together.

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“We’re persevering with with registration for NECO for many who haven’t concluded registration alongside these traces, that is the time additionally to replace and get registrations achieved.”

Additionally, the Minister of Setting, Alhaji Mahmood, defined that  the decontamination of faculties was delayed  as a result of the Federal Authorities needed sufficient chemical substances to be out there.

He stated the ministry now has sufficient chemical substances and  groups on the  floor to hold out the disinfection.

Mahmood stated: “Earlier, I advised you that we now have sat with the Ministry of Schooling and we now have the checklist of all the colleges that must be disinfected earlier than resumption. Effectively, what we plan to do now’s to do (decontaminate) the centres that will probably be used.”

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