Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Ondo State government has approved the reopening of public and private secondary schools for the purpose of writing the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The government in a circular issued at the weekend through the ministry of Education, Science and Technology however gave conditions for the reopening of the schools.
As a way of preventing the spread of COVID-l9 pandemic among the students, the state government directed that schools are to open from 8.00 am to 2.00pm from Mondays to Fridays.
Also, the governmemt directed management of the schools to provide disinfectant and fumigate their premises.
The schools are also to provide hand washing spots to guarantee regular washing of hands by learners and teachers.
The circular reads “Sequel to the release of a comprehensive schedule for the conduct of the various National Examinations by the Federal Government after series of meetings with the Chief Executives of examination bodies in the country, the Ministry of Education, Science. and Technology, Ondo State wishes to notify you about the approval to re-open all the public and private secondary schools in the state on Monday, 4th August, 2020, for the students in SSS 3 class only for the purpose of writing the Senior School Certificate Examinations (WAEC and NECO).
The governmemt added that WAEC SSCE will hold from 17th August to 18th September, 2020, while NECO SSCE holds from 5th October to 18th November, 2020.