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Lagos Private Schools resume August 3

The coast is becoming clear and hopes rekindled for Senior Secondary School students writing this year examination as they will be resuming on Monday, August 3, 2020 to start preparation for their examination.

This was disclosed by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Lagos State, at the end of a stakeholders meeting with the state government.

Speaking at a press briefing on Friday, the President, NAPPS, Lagos State chapter, Mr Amusa Olawale, stated that there was plan to ensure the conduct of the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in September.

He said, “In the last meeting the South-West governors had with the commissioners for education, they are still working on how WASSCE would be conducted in September, because if these pupils don’t sit the exam, the 2020/2021 session will be seriously affected.”

Speaking further, Olawale said that the Lagos State Ministry of Education had given them permission to resume so far the necessary health requirements were met.

“We had a meeting with the Director General, Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education and we shall be resuming on August 3. We have been given clearance for reopening of schools but if a school does not have the requirements, they may not be allowed to resume. For this reason, we also set up NAPPS quality assurance committee to go round and ensure our members meet up with these requirements,” he said.

The association’s president expressed optimism that most of his members would meet the requirements for reopening schools.

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