The Lagos State Government has directed all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) Students in both day and boarding schools in the State to resume on Monday, 3rd of August, 2020.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed this on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Alausa, Ikeja.
She said it will aid revision classes and adequate preparation ahead of the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Adefisayo noted that the decision was in line with the Federal Government’s directives that students in exit classes across the country should resume on Tuesday, 4th of August, 2020, for revision classes ahead of their forthcoming examinations.
She explained that the directive, however, became imperative due to the newly announced date by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for the 2020 WASSCE scheduled to commence on the 17th of August, 2020.
According to her, “Only SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students are permitted to resume for the Day and Boarding Schools on the 3rd of August for revision classes and examinations”.
She urged all schools in the State to follow the required public health guidelines and protocols for re-opening of schools for this category of students.
Adefisayo also stressed that the government is considering the option of using the First and Second Term examination results or continuous assessment to promote students in other exit classes.
The Commissioner revealed that various meetings have been held with stakeholders in the education, health and safety sectors in a bid to ensure that adequate precautionary measures are put in place to ensure the safety of the students before resumption.
“The Office of Education Quality Assurance will be going round all the schools across the State to monitor the level of safety and protocol compliance expected to be put in place by both private and public schools,” she asserted.