Oyo cancels third term, reopens schools for terminal students

Oyo State Government has annulled the third term for the 2019/2020 academic session for primary and secondary schools.

The state government has approved the promotion of students and pupils based on their academic performance in first and second terms of the suspended session.

The directive formed part of decisions reached at the State Executive Council meeting held yesterday.

A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, said terminal classes pupils, including Primary Six, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3, are to proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination, whose detailed was released in the revised academic calendar.

Olaleye said: “The Oyo State Executive Council at its meeting today (yesterday) has approved the academic calendar to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state.

“According to the approved calendar, the Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and promotion of pupils for affected classes will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

“Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examination as follows:

“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- 10th to 18th August 2020. Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- 19th August 2020.

“Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- 20th August 2020. Placement Test into Technical Colleges- 28th August 2020

“The SSS 3 will resume for their examination as soon as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) announces the date.

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