The Oyo State Executive Council has approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state. According to the approved calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been canceled and the promotion of students, for all affected classes, will now be determined by First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.
Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 students are to proceed on holiday from July 30 and resume for their examinations in some weeks’ time.
A statement from the state government reads in part:
Pry 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 will proceed on holiday from 30th of July 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 WAEC announce the date.
*The 2020/21 academic session, according to the calendar approved by the State Council is as follows;
*First Term- 21th September to 18th December 2020
*Second Term- 11th January to 9th April 2021
*Third Term- 3rd May to 30th July 2021
Schools have been closed nationwide since March as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.