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FG approves re-opening of schools for exiting Primary 6, JSS3 and SSS3 students

Valentine Chinyem

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Exiting final year students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 are to resume, while all primary schools and daycare centres across the Federation remain closed.

This was made known by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, in Abuja on Monday.

He said, “For educational activities, all daycares and primary schools to remain closed till further evaluation.

“Schools are encouraged to continue with e-learning and visual teachings but pupils may proceed to take the National Common Entrance as soon as it’s feasible provided there is compliance with issued non-pharmaceutical interventions.

“For secondary and tertiary institutions, all schools to remain closed till further evaluation.

“Arrangement to be made for exiting graduation students in JSS 3 and SSS 3 to resume at both boarding and day schools as soon as possible for intensive revision exercises.

“All educational establishments are to conduct exhaustive reviews to ensure compliance with the issued guidelines on Covid-19 before they open up for this purpose. Just to clarify, they will open up only for the purpose of exiting students.

“Arrangement to be made for students taking part in the NABTEB exam, WAEC exam, NECO exam respectively.

“All schools must comply with the six recommended steps to be issued by the Federal Ministry of Education before an institution is reopened in the timeline to be provided.”