Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano approved the gradual reopening of schools in the state months after forced closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obiano gave the go-ahead in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic Education, Mr. Nwankwo Nwabueze.
Nwabueze said the state government had approved and published a schedule for the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session, as well as the schedule for state exams.
He said: “The third quarter is quite short and we hope that schools will make the most of the time. We continue to teach our children at home through various electronic platforms, including Anambra State Teaching on Air.
“These various platforms will continue as we gradually reopen schools and look at the health implications. We recommend that parents provide hand sanitizers and masks for children. Let’s work together for everyone’s safety. “
The schedule for the 2019/2020 Academic completion showed that, while NABTEB begins Monday, September 21 to Thursday, October 15, 2020, NECO SSCE begins Monday, October 5 to Saturday, November 14, 2020 6.
The schedule further showed that the resumption for JSS 3 students begins on Monday, September 7, 2020, while BECE takes off on Thursday, September 17, and runs through Thursday, September 24, 2020.
“The elementary school completion certificate exam begins on Saturday, September 12, 2020, while the third quarter for the 2019/2020 session begins from Monday, September 14, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020 for elementary schools and secondary “, indicates the communiqué.