Ogun State Government has directed all secondary school teachers to resume to their duty posts on August 3.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Ronke Soyombo, the teachers are expected to resume with their principals on Monday in preparation for students’ resumption on Tuesday, August 4.
According to the statement, the resumption would enable teachers to assist in the distribution of materials provided by the state government for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) scheduled to commence on August 17.
The governor’s aide also appealed to all stakeholders to cooperate with the state government towards ensuring a safe return to schools.
This comes three days after the Federal Government released a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes including Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3.
The examinations are to hold from August 17 and end on November 18.
These include the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for SSS3 students conducted by the National Examination Council (NECO) which will start on October 5 and end on November 18.
Speaking on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, said the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on August 17.
According to him, the decision was taken at the virtual consultative meeting of the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education in the 36states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Proprietors of Private schools, and Chief Executive of Examination bodies.