Ahead of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations, the Lagos State government on Saturday, August 1, directed that all SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in both day and boarding schools in the state should to resume on Monday, August 3, in line with the directive of the Federal Government.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, gave the directive in Alausa, Ikeja, stating that it was to allow for revision classes and adequate preparation ahead of their forthcoming WAEC examinations.
Adefisayo explained that this mandate became necessary due to the newly announced date by the WAEC for the 2020 WASSCE scheduled to commence on August 17, 2020; saying only SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students were permitted to resume for the Day and Boarding Schools on the scheduled date.
“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 said.
Adefisayo implored all schools in the state to follow the required public health guidelines; and protocols for the re-opening of schools for this category of students.
She also stressed that the government was considering the option of using the first and second term examination results; or continuous assessment to promote students in other exit classes.
The commissioner disclosed that various meetings had been held with stakeholders in the education; health; and safety sectors in a bid to ensure that adequate precautionary measures were 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,” the commissioner revealed.