The Edo State Government has said secondary schools in the state will resume August 10 as against August 4 that was announced by the Federal Ministry of Education for graduating students.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Jimoh Ijegbai, said the delay was to enable operators of schools in the state to complete the modalities for a safe school re-opening.

He said only Senior Secondary School students in SS3, who have enrolled for the West Africa Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and schools that have enrolled for the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), are to re-open on August 10, 2020.


Ijegbai: “This is to inform the general public, particularly parents/guardians, students, principals, proprietors of public and private secondary schools in Edo State that schools will not resume on the 4th of August, 2020 as announced by the Federal Ministry of Education.

“Only students in SS3, who have enrolled for the WASSCE and schools who have enrolled for the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), are to re-open on Monday the 10th of August, 2020.

“This is to enable operators of schools in the state to complete the modalities for a safe school re-opening.”

He said a date for the re-opening of other classes will be announced in due course.

Ijegbai urged proprietors of private schools to strictly comply with the provision of school re-opening guidelines obtainable from the Ministry of Education in the 18 local government areas of the state.

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