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BREAKING: Nigerian Govt Postpones School Resumption, 2020 WASSCE Indefinitely

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The Federal Government has canceled the resumption of schools for graduating classes.

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Adamu also disclosed that the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, has been postponed indefinitely.

This, he said was due to the spread of the coronavirus disease in the ​

Adamu also explained that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so.

According to the minister, he would prefer Nigerian students to lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.

Recall that the federal government had earlier announced August 5th as the scheduled date for the WAEC exam.

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Schools Reopen In Oyo Today, Observe COVID-19 Guidelines (Photos)

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Oyo State Govt Reopen Schools, Observe COVID-19 guidelines

As the terminal classes in primary and secondary schools in Oyo State reopen for academic activities today, one could observe the strict procedures stakeholders had put in place to combat the spread of the virus among students.

As early as 7.30 am, students and pupils were seen trooping into their schools with nose masks and shields.

OyoAffairs went around to see how the schools were responding to the directives from the taskforce.

While speaking with one of the Teachers at Abadina College, University of Ibadan, he said that the students in JSS 3 and SS 3 have been distributed in all the vacant classes in the school to ensure distancing among the students.

Oyo Affairs also observed that the benches for pupils were marked to create boundaries while sitting.

A parent said that she wore a face shield and even added a mask for her daughter. “I am very particular about my daughter’s safety because I don’t want her bringing any coronavirus home.”

In Olivet Baptist School, Oyo Town, Washbasins and liquid soap were placed at the school entrance and in strategic positions in the school.

There were also boards with directives on how to observe the guidelines. Some private schools in Ibadan placed washbasins, hand sanitizers, and liquid soap in each class.

OyoAffairs gathered that the classes and offices had been fumigated weeks before opening to resist the spread of the pandemic.

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