The Ogun State Government has announced the reopening of schools in the state on August 4, 2020 to enable students preparing to sit for the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Governor Dapo Abiodun, told journalists on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the state capital, that his administration resolved to allow school reopening after due consultation with critical stakeholders.
Abiodun explained that his administration’s engagement with different stakeholders in the education sector has received far-reaching recommendations.
“In line with the Federal Government resolutions, exit classes-strictly SS3 only (public or private schools), will resume classes on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Then, there will be a two-week revision classes to prepare the SS3 students for the commencement of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) slated to start on Monday, 17th August, 2020,” he said.
Abiodun also said that he was ready to invoke the appropriate section of the statute book, which stipulated a six-month jail term on anyone caught not wearing the facemask.