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Southwest States conform to reopen colleges

Southwest States conform to reopen colleges

Bisi Oladele, Southwest Bureau Chief

The six Southwest States have agreed to reopen colleges for SS3 college students to take part within the West African Faculty Certificates Examination (WASCE) subsequent month.

The States are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti.

Their choice is opposite to the place of a lot of the 19 northern states, which supported the Federal Authorities’s choice to droop college reopening for SS3 college students because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Federal Authorities additionally declared final week that candidates won’t take part in WASCE over security considerations.

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However at a digital assembly by the Growth Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Fee, Commissioners, Particular Advisers on Schooling and SUBEB chairmen reached an settlement to reopen colleges for SS3 college students to write down their remaining examinations.

The assembly additionally agreed on the wants for Southwest states to implement a 2016 plan to ascertain a regional examination physique akin to IJMB within the North.

The plan was laid out on the roundtable on making a collaborative framework for training improvement and development in Western Nigeria in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in 2016.

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An announcement by the DAWN Fee indicated that every one the states will reopen colleges for SS3 college students by August three with COVID-19 preventive measures in place.

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Based on the assertion, the states will method the Federal Authorities, on the first occasion, to hunt postponement of the WASCE by at the least three weeks from the proposed resumption date.

On the second occasion, states are to straight method the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to hunt postponement of the examination to August 24.

On resumption, all colleges are to nominate incident managers and classroom wardens, in response to the doc.

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There will even be designation of high quality assurance division for every state to difficulty a security compliance certificates to every college earlier than reopening.

The state will even encourage intensive advocacy campaigns to stakeholders together with mother and father, lecturers, caregivers, college homeowners and pupils on what is anticipated of them when colleges resume.

The assembly additionally known as on the WAEC to encourage Pc-Primarily based Assessments (CBT) sooner or later.

Southwest States conform to reopen colleges

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