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Oyo State Cancels 3rd Term, Approves Guide For Resumption Of Schools

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The Oyo state government has cancelled the third term for 2019/2020 academic session and approved a guide for the resumption of schools for the following session.

Daily Times gathered that Governor Seyi Makinde at the State Executive Council meeting was concerned about the need of pupils not to be exposed to COVID-19.

A source in the Ministry of Education, who was privy to the meeting confirmed the governor’s position.

A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said Primary Six, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3, are to proceed on  holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination.

He said: “The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today (yesterday)  has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state.

 “According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of pupils for affected classes will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

“Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination as follows:

“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- 10th to 18th August 2020. Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020.

“Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020. Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August 2020

“The SSS 3 will resume for their examination as soon as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announces the date.

“The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows:

“First Term- 21st September to 18th December 2020. Second Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021. Third Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021.

“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins stakeholders and the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.”

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