04 August 2020 – New examination date for WAEC, resumption of secondary schools

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The reopening was announced in a statement signed by Ben Ben Goong, Director Press and Public Relation, Federal Ministry of Education.

Goong said the decision was reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the proprietors of private schools and the Chief Executive of examination bodies to enable students prepare for WAEC examinations which will commence on August 17th, 2020.

Overview: Reopening of secondary schools for exit classes only.

The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced that secondary schools for exit classes will resume on August 4th.

It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for and participate in the School Leaving certificate Exams (WAEC).
Full details here: https://dailypost.ng/2020/07/27/breaking-nigeria-govt-announces-new-date-for-waec-school-resumption/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: As the examination is for the west african region. The students were allowed to resume in order not to miss out on the exams which are all west african schools.