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See The Six States That Have Agreed To Reopen Colleges Subsequent Month for WASSCE

See The Six States That Have Agreed To Reopen Schools Next Month for WASSCE

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Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti have agreed to reopen colleges subsequent month to allow Senior Secondary Faculty three pupils to sit down for the West African Senior Secondary Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE), TheNation has reported.


This comes after the Federal Authorities on Wednesday reiterated its advisory that colleges ought to stay shut and never participate within the examination carried out by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).


At a digital assembly organised by the Improvement Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Fee yesterday, commissioners for Schooling within the six states, particular advisers on Schooling and State Common Schooling Board (SUBEB) chairmen reached an settlement to reopen colleges for SS3 pupils to sit down for his or her ultimate examination.


The assembly agreed on the necessity for Southwest states to implement a 2016 plan to ascertain a regional examination physique akin to the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) within the North.


The plan was laid out on the Roundtable on Making a Collaborative Framework for Schooling Improvement and Development in Western Nigeria held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in 2016.


A press release by the DAWN Fee mentioned all of the states would reopen colleges for SS3 pupils on August three with COVID-19 preventive measures put in place.


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


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On the second occasion, states are to immediately method WAEC to hunt a postponement of the examination to the week begining August 24.


On resumption, colleges are to nominate incident managers and classroom wardens.


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


Every state will encourage intensive advocacy marketing campaign to stakeholders, together with mother and father, lecturers, caregivers, college house owners and pupils on what is predicted of them when colleges resume.


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


Minister of Schooling, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had introduced a reversal of the Federal Authorities’s determination to permit college students to sit down for the examination.


He mentioned colleges would stay shut and ultimate 12 months secondary college college students would not write WASSCE till additional discover.


Minister of State for Schooling, Chief Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, restated the Federal Authorities’s place on Wednesday whereas briefing State Home Correspondents after the eighth digital Federal Govt Council (FEC) assembly.


He mentioned the ministry was nonetheless consulting with stakeholders on manner ahead, including that WAEC had additionally began consultations with West African states on a chance of shifting dates.


Nwajiuba mentioned: “We’re nonetheless assembly with mother and father over the choice of the ministry. What the Minister mentioned displays the true place of the Ministry; we aren’t assured but that in every single place is protected.

“The numbers from the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) are nonetheless alarming and we have now put this earlier than mother and father and all of the stakeholders within the training ecosystem. A stakeholders’ assembly was convened for Monday.

“WAEC on its half can be negotiating with different West African nations to have a look at attainable shift in date.

“As soon as they’re by means of with that assembly and hopefully after we are by means of with the session with stakeholders, if there’s any change within the ministry’s place, we are going to talk.

“However because it stands, the place of the minister, as communicated to you final week, stays the place of the ministry till additional proof on the contrary or additional agreements which will alter these come up.”


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