Oyo State adjusts school resumption schedules
Oyo State on Friday announced slight adjustments to the schedule of school reopening.
The development, the government, said was to ensure conformity with agreements reached by the Federal Government and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the commencement of the 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, since WASSCE is slated to start on August 17, there was the need for SSS 3 students to continue their lessons until then.
He said SSS3 students are to resume on Monday August 3 after the Sallah break while JSS3 and Primary six classes are to resume on August 10 and 20 respectively for their exams.
Olaleye enjoined all education stakeholders to note the new development and other academic schedules approved by the State Executive Council on July 21, which remained as announced.
He said: “On behalf of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, I wish to appreciate all stakeholders in the education sector for your unalloyed support and hard work during the preparation for the preparation for the resumption of academic activities in our schools.
“Your dedication to work, love for our students and personal involvement in the training and observance of Covid-19 protocols in the bid to contain coronavirus infection among our school children is unparalleled, COVID-19 is real and unabating at the moment, we shall however defeat the virus with science, diligence and courage.
“I cannot but most appreciate our teachers that took part in the revision exercise given to our students in terminal classes- SS3, JSS3 and Primary six.
“I pray that all our efforts at recording success in all examinations by our students will not be in vain.”