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Edo Approves August 10 for SS3 Students Resumption

Written by Akeem Alao

The Edo State Government has announced that secondary schools in the state will resume on August 10, 2020.

While disclosing this on Monday August 3, 2020, the state Commissioner for Education, Hon. Jimoh Ijegbai, stated that only Senior Secondary School students in SS3 preparing for the WASSCE and NECO are to resume on August 10.

“This is to inform the general public, particularly parents/guardians, students, Principals, Proprietors of Public and Private Secondary schools in Edo State that schools will not resume on August 4, 2020 as announced by the Federal Ministry of Education,” the statement reads.

“Only students in SS3 who have enrolled for the WASSCE and schools who have enrolled for the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) are to re-open on Monday the 10th of August, 2020,” it adds.

Ijegbai noted that the move was to enable operators of schools in the state to complete the modalities for a safe school re-opening.

“A date for the re-opening of other classes will be announced in due course.

“Meanwhile, proprietors of private schools are to strictly comply with the provision of school re-opening guidelines obtainable from the Ministry of Education in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state,” he said.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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