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Oyo cancels third term, releases 2020/2021 academic calendar

by Olaitan Adeshola

Oyo State Government has cancelled the third time period for the 2019/2020 academic session for principal and secondary schools.

With the development, scholars are to be promoted primarily based on their overall performance in the first and 2nd phases of the suspended session.

The directive shaped phase of selections reached at the State Executive Council assembly held yesterday.

A supply in the Ministry of Education, who was once privy to the assembly and pleaded anonymity, defined that the selection to evaluation the calendar and mainly cancelled the 1/3 time period used to be recommended by means of Governor Seyi Makinde and mentioned by means of the Council.

According to the source, the governor used to be extra worried about the want to make sure that the students have been now not uncovered needless and strongly encouraged their protection as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

A declaration via the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, stated terminal training pupils, together with Primary Six, Junior Secondary School three and Senior Secondary School 3, are to proceed on excursion from July 30 and resume for their examination, whose particular was once launched in the revised tutorial calendar.

Olaleye said: “The Oyo State Executive Council at its assembly nowadays (yesterday) has authorized the tutorial calendar to information resumption of faculties and different related instructional things to do in the state.

“According to the accredited calendar, Third Term 2019/2020 session has been cancelled and advertising of scholars for affected lessons will now be decided by way of First and Second Term Continuous Assessment.

“Pry 6, JSS three and SSS three will proceed on excursion from July 30 and resume for their examination as follows:

“Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)- tenth to 18th August 2020. Competitive Entrance Examination into the Schools of Science- nineteenth August 2020.

“Placement/Screening Test to JSS1- twentieth August 2020. Placement Test into Technical Colleges- twenty eighth August 2020

“The SSS three will resume for their examination as quickly as the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) publicizes the date.

“The 2020/21 educational session, in accordance to the calendar accepted by using the State Council is as follows:

“First Term- twenty first September to 18th December 2020. Second Term- eleventh January to ninth April 2021. Third Term- third May to thirtieth July 2021.

“The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins stakeholders and the public to take observe of the important points of the tutorial calendar.”

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