The Federal Government had announced on Monday that students who are expected to graduate to new classes can resume so as to enable them write their examinations.
In the effect of this, pupils in Primary Six, Junior Secondary school III and Senior Secondary III who are to sit for the the Basic Education Certificate Examination, the National Common Entrance Examination, and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) are permitted return to school.
However, a strict emphasis was laid that the schools must comply with safety measures issued by the Federal Ministry of Education. While all day cares and primary schools, as well as secondary and tertiary institutions, are to remain closed until further notice.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, who spoke during its briefing in Abuja yesterday said:
“Students in only graduating classes – Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS3, will be allowed to resume in preparation for examinations.
“All day cares and primary schools remain closed till evaluation. Schools are encouraged to continue with the electronic learning and visual teaching, but the pupils may proceed to take the National Common Entrance as soon as it is feasible, provided that they are compliant with issued non-pharmaceutical interventions.
“For secondary and tertiary institutions, all schools are to remain closed until further evaluation.”
Arrangements are to be made for graduating students in JSS 3 and SSS 3 to resume at both boarding and day schools for intensive revision.
“All educational establishments are to conduct exhaustive reviews to ensure compliance with the issued guidelines on COVID-19 before the opening up for this purpose. They will open up only for the purpose of exiting students.
“Arrangements are to be made for students taking part in NABTEB and BEC examinations, WAEC examinations, NECO and sub-exams respectively.
“All schools must comply with the strict recommended steps and required measures to be issued by the Federal Ministry of Education before an institution is reopened in the timeline to be provided,”