Governor Seyi Makinde’s led government of Oyo State state has revealed that 2019/2020 third term session for secondary schools is cancelled.
The development was coming following a meeting by the State Executive Council on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
Naija News understands that the government had approved the measures to aide the resumption of schools and associated educational activities in the state.
The Oyo State government hinted that as a result of the development, continuous assessments of both 1st and 2nd term would be used as a yardstick to determine promotion of affected classes.
The report confirmed that Primary 6 candidates, Junior Secondary School III and Senior Secondary School III would from July 30 commences break and again resume for examinations a few weeks after.
“The Basic Education Certificate Examination is billed to hold between August 10 and 18, while the Competitive Entrance Examination into the schools of science is to hold on August 19,” Naija News quoted the government saying.
Also, for students hoping to join JSS1, their screening is slated for August 20, while placement test into technical colleges is for August 28. The report further noted that those in their final year will resume for examination but that they will have to wait until the West African Examination Council (WAEC) announces the examination date.
According to the state’s 2020/21 academic calendar for secondary school students, “First-term would hold between September 21 and December 18, while the second term holds January 11 and April 9. The third term will be between May 3 and July 30.”
In another news, Naija News reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has revealed specific guidelines for schools to meet before they are reopened across the country.