- Oyo state government has expressed its readiness for 2020 SSCE being conducted by WAEC
- The FG had said that all the unity schools across the country would not participate in this year's WAEC
- Governor Makinde, through the chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Nureni Adeniran, said the students are ready to face any external examinations
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Barring any last-minute changes, the students in public schools in Oyo state would sit for this year's West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Leadership reports that the state government on Monday, July 20, declared its readiness to present students for WAEC as well as other external examinations.
Legit.ng gathered that the chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Nureni Adeniran, made this known in Ibadan while leading members of the board and management of SUBEB to Islamic Mission Schools 1 and II, Bode and UMC Demonstration Basic Schools I, II and III, Molete, to warn owners of shanties and illegal structures around the schools’ environments.
He said judging from the readiness of the state through the preparation of students in all terminal classes, the students would face any external examinations, including WAEC and the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (JAMB).
“Earlier, the federal government said they cancelled WAEC but we thank God that they have reversed themselves, WAEC is conducted by a regional body comprising many countries, Nigeria inclusive and the COVID-19 pandemic is global, so whatever the body says should be the final, not what Nigeria thinks should happen," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that after several months of speculation, the federal government disclosed when it would announce the official date for the reopening of schools nationwide.
Schools across the country have been closed since March 2020 due to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
But the Ministry of Education on Friday, July 17, said an official date for safe reopening of schools would be announced once the guidelines for safe resumption are put in place.
The disclosure was made by the minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, in Abuja. The minister pointed out that school owners are expected to undertake self-assessment of the circulated guidelines for the reopening and send feedback to state ministries of education, not later than 29th July 2020.
The minister disclosed that school owners are expected to prepare and comply with the guidelines.
He said the guidelines were developed and circulated after the federal ministry of education consulted widely with the federal ministry of health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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