Oyo State Government has announced a slight adjustment to the schedule of school reopening earlier released by the state so as to conform with the agreement reached by the Federal Government on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the commencement of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, in a statement on Friday, said the commencement date of WASSCE is August 17, 2020 and there should be continuation of lessons for SS3 class till the examination commences.
The commissioner said that students would go on Sallah break on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 and resume on Monday, August 3, 2020. He added that JSS3 and Primary six classes were asked to proceed on holiday as earlier scheduled and resume for their examinations on the August 10 and 2 of respectively.
Olaleye enjoined all education stakeholders in the state to note the new development and other academic schedules approved by the State Executive Council on July 21, 2020, which remained as announced.
“On behalf of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, I wish to appreciate all stakeholders in the education sector for your unalloyed support and hardwork 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 Corona virus 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, that is 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,” he said.
Olaleye, however ,greeted Muslims in the state on the celebration of Eid-Kabir and urged them not to forget the COVD-19 prevention protocols while celebrating.