Funke Busari, Lagos
Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary Schools, JSS3 students who are registered for National Examination Council, NECO, Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE, to resume from Monday, 10th August, 2020.
This directive was given through the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo in her office at the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday.
This latest development is coming on the heels of the directive to the earlier pronouncement issued by the Lagos State Government, directing SS3 and Technical Studies, TEC3, students in the State to resume on Monday, 3rd of August 2020 to enable them revise and sit for their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, and NABTEB.
According to the education Commissioner, “Only those students who are registered for NECO BECE which is scheduled to commence on the 24th of August, 2020 are permitted to resume.”
Adefisayo noted that other JSS3 students awaiting to write BECE organised by the Lagos State Examinations Board would soon be informed of the scheduled dates of their examination.
The Commissioner stated that administrators of both public and private schools are expected to ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines for schools re-opening in their respective schools as the State Government’s officials will be on ground to monitor situations in all schools across the State.
While urging students to be fully prepared for the forthcoming examinations and devote more time to their studies, she explained that government has made appropriate arrangements to make learning conducive and the conduct of the examination successful.
She however urges students and members of staff to adhere strictly to proper hygienic guidelines and ensure the provision of sanitizers, wash hand basin, thermometers and other essential items in public and private schools across the State, stressing that the washing of hands, wearing of face masks and the maintenance of social distancing must be adhered to.